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MINUTES 

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151ST  STATED  SESSION 
CHARLOTTE  FIRST  CHURCH     -     JAN.  21,  1941 

152ND  STATED  SESSION 
CHARLOTTE  SECOND  CHURCH  -  APRIL  15,  1941 

NEXT  STATED  MEETING 
SALEM  CHURCH  .  JULY  15,  1941 


(Changed  by  Order  of  Moderator  to  July  17,  1941 


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D  I  RECTORY 

Rev.  J.  H.  McNatt,  Moderator,  Winter  Meeting 
Rev.  J.  W.   Grier,   Moderator,   Spring  Meeting. 
Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston,  Stated  Clerk  (1943). 
Rev.  W.  A.  Nicholson,  Permanent  Clerk  (1943). 
Rev.  J.  W.  Stork,  Assistant  Clerk  (1943). 
Rev.  R.  H.  Stone.  Executive  Secretary  (1944). 
Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  Evangelist  (1944). 
Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  Publicity  Qerk. 

TRUSTEES  OF  SCHOOLS  AND  COLLEGES 

Davidson — Elected  for  Four  Years  : 

1942— Mr.  W.  H.  Belk,  Charlotte;  Mr.  H.  W.  Moore,  Charlotte; 
Mr.  T.  S.  McPheeters,  Charlotte. 

1944— Mr.  R.  A.  Dunn,  Charlotte ;  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr. 

Queens — Elected  for  Three  Years  : 

1941— Mr.  Peter  S.  Gilchrist,  Charlotte;  Mr.  E.  E.  Jones,  Char- 
lotte; Mr.  H.  J.  Spencer,  Charlotte;  Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet. 

1942 — Rev.  J.  M.  Walker;  Rev.  James  A.  Jones;  Mr.  Hunter 
Marshall,    Charlotte. 

1943 — Mr.  McAlister  Carson,  Charlotte ;  Mr.  Ivey  W.  Stewart, 
Charlotte ;  Mr.  David  Ovens,  Charlotte ;  Dr.  Oscar  L.  Mil- 
ler, Charlotte. 

Trustees  of  Presbytery: 

1941 — Mr.  W.  A.  Henderson,  Monroe. 
1942— Mr.  W.  H.  Abernathy,  Charlotte. 
1943— Mr.  T.  R.  Stewart,  Charlotte. 

Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work: 

Chairman — Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer. 

1941— Rev.  A.  S.  Johnson;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte. 
1942— Rev.  S.  B.  McLean;  Mr.  H.  J.  Spencer,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer;  Mr.  J.  W.  Thompson,  Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE  COMMITTEES 

Home  Missions: 

Chairman— Rev.  C.  H.   Rowan. 

1941— Rev.  J.  ^V.  GriW;  Rev.  J0hn  A.'Redhead,  ]\;  Rev.  W.  W. 
Akers ;  Mr.  E.  M.  Neel,  I^,  3,  Ch^lotte ;  Mr.\W.  H.  Aber- 
nathy, Charlotte.  '  ^ 

1942— Rev.  C  H.  Rowan ;  Rev.  J.  E.  Mcjunkin ;  Rev.  D.  P.  Mc- 
Geachy,  Jr. ;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte ;  Mr.  W.  H.  Belk, 
Charlotte. 

1943— Rev.  J.  C.  Grier ;  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. ;  Rev.  C  D.  White- 
ley;  Mr.  W.  R.  Garrison,  Charlotte. 


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Religious  Education: 


Chairman — Rev.  R.  A.  Young. 

1941— Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston ;  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas ;  Mr.  J.  N.  Strib- 
ling-,  Charlotte ;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price.  Charlotte. 

1942— Rev.  R.  A.  Young ;  Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor ;  Mr.  Douglas  Aitken, 
Charlotte ;  Dr.  R.  H.  Lafferty,  Charlotte. 

1943— Mr.  H.  J.  Allison,  Charlotte;  Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt ;  Mr. 
Hunter  Marshall,  Charlotte ;  Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner,  Jr. 

PERMANENT  COMMITTEES 

Nominations: 

Chairman — Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley. 

1941 — Rev.  James  A.  Jones ;  Rev.  D.  P.  McGeachy,  Jr. ;  Mr.  L.  S. 

Boyd,   Charlotte. 
1942— Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer ;  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston ;  Mr.  Thomas  M. 

Glasgow^,  Charlotte. 

1943— Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte;  Mr.  H.  J. 
Spencer,  Charlotte. 

Foreign    Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet. 

1941— Rev.  C.  C.  Hamilton;  Mr.  C.  A.  Kirkpatrick,  Charlotte. 
1942— Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves ;  Mr.  R.  L.  Willis,  R.  9,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet;  Mr.  L.  S.  Boyd,  Charlotte. 

Assembly's   Home  Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.  C.  C.  Hamilton. 

1941— Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson;  Dr.  R.  H.  Lafferty,  Charlotte. 
1942— Rev.  C.  C  Hamilton ;  Mr.  C.  B.  Choate.  R.  3,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves;  Dr.  E.  H.  Hand,  Pineville. 

Christian  Education  and  Ministerial  Relief:  \ 

Chairman — Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston. 

1941— Rev.  W.  B.  Neill ;  Mr.  A.  S.  Cathey,  Paw  Creek. 

1942— Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston;  Mr.  B.  Frank  Matthews,  Charlotte. 

1943— Rev.  J.  W.  Stork;  Mr.  Edward  G.  Hayes,  R.  5,  Charlotte. 

Bible  Cause: 

Chairman — Rev.  E.  V.  Wiley. 

1941— Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt;  Mr.  W.  L.  Byrum,  R.  3,  Charlotte. 
1942— Rev.  E.  V.  Wiley;  Mr.  Guy  M.  Neel,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  A.    Julian    Warner,   Jr.;    Mr.    Rufus    A    .Grier,    R.   3. 
Charlotte. 

Synod's  Home  Missions: 

Chairman— Rev.  J.  P.  H.  McNatt. 

1941— Rev.  A.  L.  McDuffie;  Mr.  T.  F.  Black,  R.  2,  Charlotte. 
1942— Rev.  J.  P.  H.  McNatt;  Mr.  J.  E.  McLauchlin,  Hamlet. 
1943— Rev.  C.  H.  Little;  Mr.  W.  R.  Sadler,  Paw  Creek. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY  5 

Orphans'  Home: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  M.  Walker. 

1941— Rev.  A.  A.  Walker;  Mr.  N.  C.  White,  Charlotte. 
1942— Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  Mr.  Paul  R.  Shean,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  A.  H.  Key;  Mr.  Philip  F.  Howerton,  Charlotte. 

Schools   and   Colleges: 

Chairman — Rev.  C  D.  Whiteley. 

1941— Rev.  C.  M.  Boyd;   Mr.  L.  S.  Boyd,  Charlotte. 

1942— Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley;  Mr.  M.  B.  Spier,  Charlotte. 

1943 — Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.;  Mr.  J.  E.  McLauchlin,  Hamlet. 

Evangelism : 

Chairman — Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet. 

1941 — Rev.  James  A.  Jones ;  Mr.  Thomas  M.  Glasgow,  Charlotte. 
1942— Rev.  C.  R.  Nisbet ;  Mr.  L.  M.  Oglukian,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  J.  E.  Mcjunkin ;  Mr.  Paul  R.  Shean,  Charlotte. 

Wdman's  Work: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  C.  Grier. 

1941— Rev.  W.  R.  Buhler;  Mr.  E.  G.  Cochrane,  Charlotte. 
1942— Rev.  G.  M.  Pickard ;  Dr.  L.  W.  Hovis.  Charlotte. 
1943 — Rev.  J.  C.  Grier ;  Mr.  W.  A.  Jamison,  Charlotte. 

Ministers'  Annuity  Fund: 

Chairman — Mr.  H.  J.  Spencer,  Charlotte. 

Sabbath  Observance: 

Chairman — Rev.  Wriston  Hartsell, 

1941— Rev.  J.  E.  Mcjunkin ;  Mr.  W.  H.  Belk,  Charlotte. 
1942— Rev.  C.  N.  Morrison ;  Mr.  W.  S.  Biggers,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  Wriston  Hartsell;   Mr.  C.  A.' Bland,  Wadesboro. 

Stew^ardship: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  G.  Garth. 

1941— Rev.  Ben  T.  Harrop ;  Mr.  D.  S.  Monteith,  Charlotte. 
1942— Mr.  H.  J.  Allison,  Charlotte;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  J.  G.  Garth;  Rev.  S.  B.  McLean. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr.  J.  P.  Robinson,  Charlotte. 

1941— Mr.  H.   H.    DeArmond,   Charlotte. 
1942— Mr.  J.  P.  Robinson,  Charlotte. 
1943— Mr.  J.  D.  Ramsey,  Charlotte. 


6  MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

Sxaminations : 

1.  Experimental   Piety — The    Moderator. 

2.  Academic  Studies— 1941,  Rev.  D.  K.  Snyder;  1942.  Rev.  W.  H. 
Eubank;  1943,  Rev.  H.  B.  Blakely. 

i     Languages— 1941,  Rev.  E.  V.  Wiley;  1942,  Rev.  W.  W.  Akers; 
1943,  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr. 

4.  Natural   and   Exast   Sciences — 1941,    Rev.   M.   B,   Prince,  Jr.; 
1942,  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer;  1943,  Rev.  James  A.  Jones. 

5.  Mental  and  Moral  Philosophy— 1941,  Rev.  W.  C  Smith;  1942, 
Rev.  J.  S.  Sibley;  1943,  Rev.  Chas.  R.  Nisbet. 

6.  English  Bible,  Ethics,  Logic  and  Rhetoric — 1941,  Rev.  C  .H. 
Rowan ;  1942,  Rev.  J.  W.  Grier ;  1943,  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas. 

7.  Church  History— 1941,  Rev.  W.  L  Howell;  1942,  Rev.  W.  W. 
Akers;  1943,  Rev.  J  .G.  Garth. 

8.  History— 1941,  Rev.  R.  A.  Young;  1942,  Rev.  D.  P.  McGeachy, 
Jr. ;  1943,  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker. 

9.  Theology— 1941,  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.;  1942,  Rev.  A.  S. 
Johnson ;   1943,  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer. 

10.  Church  Government  and  Sacraments — 1941,  Rev.  A.  H.  Key; 
1942,  Rev.  J.  S.  Sibley;  1943,  Rev.  W.  T,  Smith. 

11.  Thesis,  Exegesis  and  Popular  Lecture — 1941,  Rev.  D.  P.  Mc- 
Geachy, Jr. ;  1942,  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan ;  1943,  Rev.  J  .S.  Nisbet, 
Advisory  Committee  to  the  Executive  Secretary — Rev.  J.  A. 
Redhead,  Chairman ;  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan,  Rev.  R.  A.  Young, 
Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  and  Mr.  W.  E.  Price. 


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ROLL  OF  MINISTERS 


1.  J.  W.  Moore,  D.D. 

2.  M.    E.    Sentelle,    D.D. 

3.  G.  P.  Stevens 

4.  J.   W.   Grier 

5.  R.  J.  Mcllwaine 

6.  W.  C  McLauchlin,  D.D. 

7.  C.  H.  Little 

8.  R.   S.   Burwell,  D.D. 

9.  A.    S.   Johnson,   D.D. 
10.  J.   G.   Garth 

n.  J.  W.  Stork,  D.D. 
12.  R.  H.  M.  Brown 
13.  J.  M.  Walker,  D.D. 

14.  W.  C.  Underwood 

15.  L.  H.  Query 

16.  W.  H.  Frazer,  D.D. 

17.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  Th.D. 

18.  T.    F.   Huneycutt 

19.  M.    E.   Peabody 

20.  W.    B.    S.    Chandler 

21.  A.  A.  Walker,  D.D. 

22.  C.  C.  Beam 

23.  S.  B.  McLean 

24.  W.  H.  Johnston 

25.  J.  C.   McGehee 

26.  C,  H.  Rowan 

27.  B.  F.  Yandell 

28.  A.  L.  McDuffie 

29.  C.    R.   Nisbet,   D.D. 

30.  W.  C.  Copeland 

31.  J.  C.  Grier 

32.  W.   G.  Thomas 

33.  T.   R.  Alexander 

34.  A.  T.  Taylor 

35.  W.  W.  Akers,  D.D. 

36.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 

37.  H.  C.  Carmichael 

38.  W.  A.  Nicholson 

39.  W  .B.  Neill 

40.  A.  H.  Eraser 

41.  M.  R.  Gibson 

42.  J.  P.  H.  McNatt 

43.  C.  D.  Whiteley,  D.D. 


44.  R.  A.  Young  D.D. 

45.  C.  M.  Boyd,  D.D. 

46.  C.    C.   Hamilton 

47.  J.  S.  Sibley,  D.D. 

48.  D.  P.  McGeachy,  Jr. 

49.  A.  H.  Key 

50.  E.  V.  Wiley 

51.  L.  T.  Gill 

52.  A.  L.   Roberts 

53.  W.  L  Howell,  Jr. 

54.  T.   B.   Anderson 

55.  D.  K.  Snyder 

56.  J.  A.  Redhead.  Jr.,  D.D. 

57.  T.  A.  Smith,  M.D. 

58.  Wriston    Hartsell 

59.  W.  C.  C.  Foster 

60.  W.   C.   Smith 

61.  J.  C.  Neville 

62.  Ben  T.  Harrop 

63.  J.  E.  Mcjunkin 

64.  T.  H.  Mitchell 

65.  C.  N.  Morrison 

66.  W.  H.  Eubank 

67.  G.  M.  Pickard 

68.  W.  T.   Smith 

69.  H.  B.  Blakely,  D.D. 

70.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  D.D. 

71.  H.  L.  Reaves 

72.  A.  J.  Warner 

73.  J.  S.  Nisbet,  D.D. 

74.  J.  L.  Russell 

75.  W.  R.  Buhler 

76.  J.  R.  Rosebro,  D.D. 

77.  A.  W.  Shaw 

78.  R.  P.  Walker,  D.  D. 

79.  F.   R.    McAlister 

80.  Neill  R.  McGeachy 

81.  R.   H.   Stone 

82.  R.  E.  Watts 

83.  J.   Walton  Stewart,  Jr. 


Minutes  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery 

JANUARY  21,  1941 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  met  in  its  One  Hun- 
dred Fifty-first  Stated  Session  in  the  First  Presbyterian 
Church,  Charlotte,  N.  C,  at  10:00  a.  m.,  was  called  to  order 
by  the  Moderator,  Rev.  E.  V.  Wiley,  and  was  constituted 
with  prayer  by  Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet. 

A  motion  was  made  and  passed  that  this  meeting  of 
Presbytery  be  made  as  brief  as  possible  because  of  the  pre- 
vailing influenza  situation  and  the  request  of  the  Board  oi 
Health  that  all  public  meetings  be  reduced  to  a  minimum. 

The  Moderator,  Rev.  E.  V.  Wiley,  conducted  a  short  de- 
votional service  in  lieu  of  a  sermon. 

The  roll  showed  the  following  present : 

Ministers:  J.  W.  Grier,  C  H.  Little,  J.  G.  Garth,  J.  W.  Stork, 
J.  M.  Walker,  W.  C.  Underwood,  W.  H.  Frazer,  Q.  N.  Huneycutt, 
C.  C.  Beam,  W.  H.  Johnston,  C.  H.  Rowan,  B.  F.  Yandell,  A.  T. 
Taylor,  M.  B.  Prince,  W.  A.  Nicholson,  M.  R.  Gibson,  J.  P.  H.  Mc- 
Natt,  C  D.  Whiteley,  R.  A.  Young,  C.  M.  Boyd,  C.  C  Hamilton,  H.  K. 
Holland,  D.  P.  McGeachy,  Jr.,  E.  V.  Wiley,  W.  I.  Howell,  T.  B. 
Anderson,  J.  A.  Redhead,  W.  C.  Smith,  B.  T.  Harrop,  J.  E.  Mcjunkin, 
T.  H.  Mitchell,  W.  T.  Smith,  H.  B.  Blakely,  J.  A.  Jones,  H.  L.  Reaves, 
A.  J.  Warner,  J.  S.  Nisbet,  W.  R.  Buhler,  J.  R.  Rosebro,  A.  W.  Shaw, 
R.   P.  Walker. 

Representatives  of  Churches:  Albemarle  First,  J.  P.  Sifford ; 
Albemarle  Second,  P.  L.  Burris;  Altan,  J.  M.  Rorie ;  Banks,  R.  L. 
White;  Benton  Heights,  Geo.  F.  Boone;  Camden,  J.  C.  Bun;  Central 
Steele  Creek,  L.  G.  Alexander;  Charlotte  Second,  A.  V.  Russell; 
Cooks  Memorial,  R.  L.  Willis;  Huntersville,  J.  Boyd  Montieth;  Lee 
Park,  J.  H.  Baker;  Marshville ;  J.  C  Smith;  McGee,  W.  O.  Johnston; 
Monroe  First,  H,  I.  Duncan;  Mount  Gilead,  C.  C  McKinnon ;  Myers 
Park,  Eddie  E.  Jones ;  Norwood,  Frank  Story ;  Plaza,  Jas.  W.  Arm- 
strong; Providence,  J.  W.  McKinney;  Ramah,  Lamont  Mayes;  St. 
Paul,  N.  C.  White ;  Sharon,  J.  W.  A.  Thomas ;  Steele  Creek,  I.  J. 
Price;  Stephenson,  Ray  Kimbrell;  Tenth  Avenue,  Jas.  R.  Alexander; 
Troy,  C.  N.  Ekerson ;  Wadesboro,  C.  A.  Bland;  Waxhaw,  R.  J.  Belk; 
Westminster,  J.  M.  Dunlop. — 29. 

Rev.  J.  P.  H.  McNatt,  who  was  nominated  at  the  last 
meeting  of  Presbytery,  was  unanimously  elected  Moder- 
ator. I 

Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw  presented  a  certificate  of  membership 
in  Bethel  Presbytery  with  a  request  to  be  received  into  this 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY  9 

Presbytery.  The  moderator  conducted  the  examination  in 
experimental  reHgion,  which  was  sustained  as  satisfactory. 
The  examination  touching  views  in  theology  was  conducted 
by  Rev.  H.  K.  Holland  and  was  sustained  as  satisfactory. 
Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson  conducted  the  examination  touching 
views  on  church  government,  which  was  sustained  as  satis- 
factory. The  examination  as  a  whole  was  sustained  as 
satisfactory,  and  Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw  was  enrolled  as  a  mem- 
ber of  this  Presbytery  upon  his  signing  the  obligations. 

A  call  for  the  pastoral  services  of  Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw 
from  the  Troy  Church  was  read,  found  in  order,  and  placed 
in  his  hands.  Mr.  Shaw  indicated  his  acceptance  of  the  call, 
and  a  commission  was  appointed  to  install  him  as  pastor  of 
the  Troy  Church  on  Sunday,  March  30,  1941,  at  3  :30  P.  M. 

COMMISSION  TO  INSTALL  REV.  A.  W.  SHAW 

Rev.  J.  W.  Stork  to  preside  and  propound  the  constitu- 
tional questions;  Rev.  C.  R.  Nisbet  to  preach  the  sermon; 
Rev.  J.  G.  Garth  to  charge  the  pastor ;  Ruling  Elder  W.  E. 
Price  to  charge  the  congregation.  Alternates :  Minister, 
Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley ;  Ruling  Elder,  Dr.  R.  H.  LaiTerty. 

RESIGNATION  OF  REV.  H.  K.  HOLLAND 

Rev.  H.  K.  Holland  submitted  his  resignation  as  pastor 
of  the  Plaza  Presbyterian  Church  and  requested  the  disso- 
lution of  the  pastoral  relation  existing  between  himself  and 
that  church.  The  church,  through  its  representative,  con- 
curred with  the  pastor  in  the  request  for  the  dissolution  of 
the  pastoral  relation ;  and  the  Presbytery  granted  the  re- 
quest, the  action  being  effective  from  this  date.  A  delega- 
tion from  the  Raeford  Presbyterian  Church  in  Fayetteville 
Presbvtery  was  present  and  prosecuted  a  call  from  the  Rae- 
ford Church  for  the  pastoral  services  of  Mr.  Holland.  Ac- 
cordingly Rev.  H.  K.  Holland  was  granted  a  certificate  of 
dismissal  to  Fayetteville  Presbytery  in  order  that  he  might 
accept  the  call  to  the  Raeford  Presbyterian  Church. 

RECEPTION  OF  REV.  R.  P.  WALKER 

Rev.  R.  P.  Walker,  D.D.,  presented  a  certificate  of  mem- 
bershio  and  dismissal  from  the  Presbytery  of  Asheville 
with  the  reauest  that  he  be  received  into  the  membership 


10  MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


of  this  Presbytery.  The  Moderator  conducted  the  examina- 
tion on  experimental  religion,  which  was  sustained  as  satis- 
factory. Rev.  J.  A.  Redhead  conducted  the  examination 
touching  views  in  theology,  which  was  sustained  as  satis- 
factory. Rev.  J.  M.  Walker  conducted  the  examination  on 
views  of  church  government,  which  was  sustained  as  satis- 
factory. The  examination  as  a  whole  was  sustained  as 
satisfactory  and  Rev.  R.  P.  Walker  was  enrolled  as  a  mem- 
ber of  this  Presbytery  on  his  signing  the  obligations. 

A  call  from  the  McGee  Presbyterian  Church  for  the  pas- 
toral services  of  Rev.  R.  P.  Walker  was  read,  found  in  or- 
der, and  placed  in  his  hands.  Having  signified  his  accept- 
ance of  the  call,  Dr.  Walker  was  designated  as  pastor  elect 
of  the  McGee  Church  until  the  installation  service  can  be 
arranged  for  a  later  date. 

RESIGNATION  OF  REV.  BEN  T.  HARROP 

Rev.  Ben  T.  Harrop  tendered  his  resignation  as  pastor 
of  the  St.  Paul  Church  and  requested  the  dissolution  of  the 
pastoral  relation  existing  between  himself  and  the  church. 
The  church  concurring  in  the  request,  the  relationship  was 
dissolved  effective  today. 

APPOINTMENT  OF  COMMITTEES 

The  Moderator  appointed  the  following  committees : 

Bills  and  Overtures :  Rev.  E.  V.  Wiley,  Dr.  J.  S.  Nisbet 
and  Mr.  H.  J.  Spencer; 

Records  of  Presbytery :  Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson,  Rev.  A.  T. 
Taylor  and  Mr.  R.  K.  Belk ; 

Thanks :     Rev.  C.  C.  Hamilton. 

REPORT   OF   NOMINATING   COMMITTEE 

Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley  submitted  a  report  for  the  Commit- 
tee on  Nominations  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Rev.  J.  W.  Stork,  Assistant  Clerk ;  Mr.  David  Ovens,  Trustee 
of  Queens  College,  replacing  Mrs.  R.  H.  Johnston;  Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet 
replacing  Rev.  H.  K.  Holland  as  Chairman  of  the  Committee  on 
Foreign  Missions  ;  Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves  replacing  Rev.  H.  K.  Holland 
as  a  member  of  the  Committee  on  Foreign  Missions ;  Rev.  J.  A.  Jones 
replacing  Rev.  H.  K.  Holland  as  a  member  of  the  Committe  on  Evan- 
gelism ;  and  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer  was  named  as  Vice  Chairman  of  the 
Commission  on  The  Minister  and  His  Work. 


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RESIGNATION  OF  REV.  W.  C.  SMITH 

Rev.  W.  C.  Smith  requested  the  dissolution  of  the  pas- 
toral relationship  existing  between  himself  and  the  Locust, 
Oakboro,  and  Stanfield  group  of  churches,  effective  today 
but  no  further  salary  from  this  group  of  churches  after  Jan- 
uary 1,  1941.  The  churches  concurred  in  the  request  and 
the  relationship  was  dissolved.  The  Altan,  Bethany,  and 
Lee  Park  Churches  presented  calls  for  the  pastoral  services 
of  Rev.  W.  C.  Smith.  These  calls  were  found  in  order  and 
placed  in  the  hands  of  Mr.  Smith,  who  signified  his  accept- 
ance ;  and  the  following  Commission  was  named  to  install 
him  as  pastor  of  the  above  mentioned  group  of  churches. 

COMMISSION  TO  INSTALL  REV.  W.  C.  SMITH 

Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  Chairman ;  Rev.  A.  H.  Key ;  Rev. 
J.  P.  H.  McNatt ;  Ruling  Elder  Walter  Henderson,  Monroe 
First  Church ;  and  Ruling  Elder  John  Rowell,  Bethany 
Church.  The  date  for  the  service  to  be  March  9,  1941 : 
Altan  at  11  A.  M.,  Bethany  at  3  P.  M.  and  Lee  Park  at  7 
P.  M.    Parts  to  be  left  to  the  Commission. 

CALL  FOR   REV.  C.  D.  WHITELEY 

A  call  from  the  Second  Presbyterian  Church  of  Albe- 
marle for  the  pastoral  services  of  Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley  was 
read,  found  in  order,  and  placed  in  his  hands.  Mr.  Whiteley 
signified  his  acceptance  of  the  call,  and  the  following  Com- 
mission was  appointed  to  install  him  on  a  date  to  be  fixed 
by  the  Commission. 

Rev.  J.  W.  Stork,  Rev.  W.  T.  Smith,  Rev.  Q.  N.  Huney- 
cutt, and  Elder  T.  M.  Hartsell.  The  assignment  of  parts  is 
left  to  the  commission. 

Presbytery  took  recess  for  ten  minutes,  after  which  the 
body  re-convened  and  was  led  in  a  popular  meeting  in  the 
interest  of  Foreign  Missions.  This  service  was  conducted 
by  Rev.  H.  K.  Holland,  chairman  of  the  committee  on  For- 
eign Missions.  Mr.  Holland  did  not  submit  a  formal  report 
of  the  committee,  but  presented  the  work  of  Foreign  Mis- 
sions merely  as  informative  and  inspirational.  As  a  part  of 
this  program,  the  Rev.  Wm.  A.  Linton,  one  of  our  Korean 
missionaries,  was  introduced  and  was  heard  with  keen  in- 
terest by  the  Presbytery,  as  he  spoke  of  the  Foreign  Mis- 
sion Work  in  the  World  Situation  To-day. 


12  MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

Rev.  Wm.  A.  Linton,  recently  of  Chunju,  Korean,  was  en- 
rolled as  a  visiting  brother  from  the  Presbytery  of  South- 
w^est  Georgia. 

The  period  in  the  interest  of  Foreign  Missions  was  closed 
with  prayer  by  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince. 

Presbytery  took  recess  for  lunch  to  reconvene  at  2:00 
P.  M. 


AFTERNOON  SESSION 

2 :00  P.  M. 

The  Presbytery  met  and  was  opened  with  the  signing 
of  the  Doxology. 

Rev.  B.  Frank  Yandell  returned  the  certificate,  which 
had  been  granted  some  months  ago  transferring  him  to 
Granville  Presbytery.  Since  he  had  not  placed  the  certifi- 
cate before  the  other  Presbytery  he  was  re-enrolled  as  a 
member  of  this  court. 

The  first  order  of  the  afternoon  session  was  the  choos- 
ing of  Commissioners  to  the  General  Assembly.  The  fol- 
lowing were  elected: 

Ministers — Principals,  R.  A.  Youngs  C.  C.  Beam,  H.  B.  Blakely, 
W.  H.  Frazer,  A.  T.  Taylor ;  and  Alternates,  A.  S.  Johnson,  J.  A. 
Jones,  J.  M.  Walker,  W.  G.  Thomas,  W.  I.  Howell;  Elders— Prin- 
cipals, V.  L.  Wall,  Dr.  Oren  Moore,  R.  A.  Grier,  W.  E.  Price,  R.  A. 
Dunn ;  and  Alternates,  T.  M,  Glasgow,  R.  L.  Willis,  Hunter  Marshall, 
P.  S.  Gilchrist.  C  G.  Pepoer. 

The  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  reported 
through  Rev.  W.  H,  Frazer,  Vice  Chairman.  The  report 
and  the  minutes  of  the  Commission  were  received  and  ad- 
mitted to  the  record.     The  report  is  as  follows  : 

To  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  in  session  at  First  Presbyterian  Church, 
January  21,  1941: 

Your  Commission  on  The  Minister  and  His  Work  report  seven 
meetings  held  since  the  last  meeting  of  Presbytery.  The  Commis- 
sion as  it  is  now  constituted  consists  of  Rev.  A.  S.  Johnson,  D.  D., 
Chairman,  Rev.  Wm.  H.  Frazer,  D.  D.,  Vice  Chairman,  Rev.  S.  B. 
McLean,  W.  E.  Price,  J.  Wm.  Thomson  and  H.  J.  Spencer,  Secretary. 

Calls  from  Alton,  Bethany  and  Lee  Park  Churches  for  the  pastoral 
services  of  Rev.  W.  C.  Smith  were  approved  and  sent  to  the  Stated 
Clerk  of  Presbytery.    At  the  request  of  Dr.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  Super- 


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intendent  of  Home  Missions,  permission  was  given  Mr.  Smith  to  be- 
gin his  work  in  these  new  fields  on  January  1,  1941,  subject,  however, 
to  the  later  approval  of  Presbytery. 

Calls  were  approved  from  Troy  Church  to  Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw,  Mc- 
Gee  Church  to  Rev.  R.  P.  Walker  and  Philadelphia  Church  to  Rev. 
F.  R.  McAlister.    These  calls  were  all  forwarded  to  the  Stated  Clerk. 

Albemarle  Second  Church  was  given  permission  to  call  Rev.  C.  D. 
Whiteley,  D.  D.,  and  Albemarle  First  Church  to  call  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts. 
So  far  these  calls  have  not  been  put  into  the  hands  of  the  Commis- 
sion. 

Sugaw  Creek  Church  was  given  permission  to  engage  Rev.  Hun- 
ter B.  Blakely,  D.  D.,  as  Temporary  Supply  until  the  January  meet- 
ing of  Presbytery.  Later  this  permission  was  granted  to  engage  Dr. 
Blakely  as  Stated  Supply  till  a  new  pastor  might  arrive,  but  not  later 
than  the  spring  meeting  of  Presbytery. 

Charlotte  First  Church  was  given  permission  to  engage  Rev.  Ed- 
gar Woods  as  Temporary  Supply  during  the  month  of  January,  1941. 

The  Commission's  attention  had  been  called  to  some  unrest  in 
Newell  Church  and  had  had  several  conferences  with  some  of  the 
officers  of  that  church  and  with  the  pastor.  On  December  3  the 
Commission  met  at  Newell  Church  with  all  of  the  members  present 
and  with  four  elders  and  four  deacons  of  Newell  Church.  There  was 
a  thorough  discussion  of  the  situation.  Following  this  discussion  the 
Commission  expressed  a  unanimous  opinion  that  no  action  on  our 
part  was  called  for  at  the  present.  The  Newell  officers  were  urged 
to  unite  with  the  pastor  in  the  work,  helping  him  in  counsel  and  in 
prayer.  The  Commission  believes  that  a  crisis  in  Newell  has  been 
passed,  and  that  more  encouraging  conditions  now  prevail. 

The  Commission  has  been  advised  by  the  session  of  Myers  Park 
Church  that  this  session  has  organized  a  Committee  on  Evangelism 
whose  services  are  offered  for  regular  or  special  services  at  any  of 
the  pastorless  churches  in  Mecklenburg  Presbytery.  We  call  the  at- 
tention of  Presbytery  to  this  fine  offer. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

H.  J.   SPENCER,   Secretary. 

W.  H.  FRAZER.  Vice  Chairman. 

The  Committee  on  Evangelism  submitted  a  verbal  re- 
port which  was  received  as  information ;  and  a  request  for 
postponing  the  retreat,  scheduled  for  January  14th,  to  some 
later  date  agreeable  to  the  Committee  was  granted. 

The  Stewardship  Committee's  report  was  submitted  by 
the  Chairman,  Rev.  T.  G.  Garth.  It  was  amended  and  adopt- 
ed and  is  as  follows : 

REPORT  ON  STEWARDSHIP 

Your  Committee  on  Stewardship  begs  leave  to  submit  the  fol- 
lowing report : 

The  General  Assembly's  Askings  for  1941-42  amount  to  $1,450,000, 
which  is  the  same  as  in  1940.    The  Synod  of  North  Carolina  was  asked 


14  MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

to  raise  $299,000  of  this  amount,  which  is  $6,000  more  asked  of  Synod 
than  last  year. 

In  view  of  an  increase  in  benevolence  in  the  Synod  last  year  of 
$70,588,  the  Synod  at  High  Point  in  September  accepted  its  appor- 
tionment and  fixed  its  own  askings  at  $598,(X)0,  which  is  double  the 
Assembly's  apportionment.  The  Synod  sent  down  to  Mecklenburg 
Presbytery  an  apportionment  of  $155,316  of  the  total  of  $598,000.  This 
is  $32,316  more  than  the  quota  of  the  current  year,  which  is  $123,000. 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  gave  to  the  Assembly's  and  lo- 
cal causps  last  year,  as  reported  on  Agril  1,  1940,  the  sum  of  $160,837. 
This  was  an  increase  of  $44,516  over  the  reports  of  1939. 

Last  year,  however,  the  Ministers'  Annuity  Fund  was  before  the 
church,  and  many  churches  credited  themselves  with  their  gifts  to 
the  annuity  fund  in  the  column  for  Christian  Education  and  Minis- 
terial Relief.  The  report  shows  a  total  of  $26,530  to  Christian  Edu- 
cation and  Ministerial  Relief,  which  was  an  increase  of  $13,738  over 
1939,  that  is,  more  than  double.  Gifts  to  that  cause  for  1939  were  $12,- 
792,  which  also  includes  some  annuity  gifts. 

Again,  the  report  of  1940  shows  $21,772  given  to  Educational  In- 
stitutions, which  is  three  times  the  amount  given  to  that  cause  in  1939. 
On  inquiry,  it  was  found  that  Caldwell  Memorial  gave  $12,969  to  this 
cause,  and  this  included  the  proceeds  of  a  note  canceled  by  W.  H. 
Belk  on  the  Maxton  Junior  College. 

Thus  with  the  annuity  and  the  educational  institutions  gifts,  the 
year's  benevolence  was  not  normal.  However,  the  increase  in  the 
Presbytery's  benevolence  was  about  $20,000  in  regular  gifts. 

The  Synod  in  assigning  percentages  took  into  account  that  Pres- 
byteries were  encroaching  on  Assembly  funds  for  local  work.  The 
Synod  asks  the  adoption  of  the  percentages  of  the  Assembly,  but  on 
account  of  the  increase  in  askings  has  given  the  presbyteries  more 
funds. 

With  the  budget  of  $598,000  in  view,  the  percentages  adopted  by 
Synod  are  as  follows : 

General  Assembly's   Causes 

Foreign    Missions    . 26.2 

Assembly's  Home  Missions 13.8 

Christian  Education  &  Ministerial  Relief 6.5 

Religious  Education  and  Publication 2.25 

Assembly's   Training   School   .75 

Bible   Cause   .50 

This  is  a  total  of  50  per  cent,  or  $299,000. 

Synod's  and  Presbytery's  Causes 

Synod's  Home   Missions  10.50 

Orphan's    Home    9.00 

Educational    Institutions    10.50 

Union  Theological  Seminary 1.50 

Presbytery's  Home  Missions 15,00 

Religious  Education  in  Synod 3.50 

This  is  a  total  of  50  per  cent,  or  $299,000. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY  15 

Since  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  does  not  draw  any  funds  from  the 
Synod's  Home  Missions  we  shall  recommend  a  different  rate  for  our 
own  ho.me  missions  as  last  year.  Also  since  we  are  about  to  set  up 
the  office  of  executive  secretary,  we  shall  suggest  a  change  in  the 
percentages  for  our  own  work.  This  will  appear  in  our  recommenda- 
tion of  percentages. 

There  were  fewer  churches  in  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  which 
too-k  an  Every  Member  Canvass  last  March.  The  percentages  of 
churches  making  this  canvass  was  87.73  per  cent,  whereas  in  1939  the 
percentage  of  churches  making  the  canvass  was  95.90  per  cent. 

It  is  hoped  that  the  canvass  may  be  more  generally  observed,  and 
that  the  campaign  to  prepare  for  the  canvass  may  be  more  effective. 

Since  this  is  Stewardship  Year  as  adopted  by  the  General  As- 
sembly, it  would  help  if  pastors  would  give  courses  in  Stewardship 
in  their  churches.  A  book  is  recommended  for  study,  entitled  "This 
World's  Goods,"  which  costs  60  cents  and  can  be  secured  from  the 
Committee  of  Publication,  Richmond,  Va.,  Box  1176. 

A  printed  sheet  attached  to  this  report  shows  the  work  of  the 
churches.  This  sheet  was  ordered  printed  in  the  fall  minutes.  It 
shows  the  membership  of  the  churches  as  reported  April  1,  1940, 
the  current  apportionment  for  benevolences,  based  on  $123,000, 
which  is  the  same  as  for  1939,  the  apportionment  for  the  year  begin- 
ning April  1,  1941,  based  on  the  quota  of  Synod  of  $155,316,  which  is 
$32,316,  or  26^  per  cent  more,  the  amount  contributed  to  benevolence 
by  each  church  as  reported  April  1,  1940,  pastor's  salaries,  current  ex- 
penses, the  building  fund,  and  a  grand  total  for  each  church,  which 
includes  miscellaneous  and  other  items. 

To  arrive  at  the  quota  for  each  church,  26^  per  cent  was  added 
to  the  quota  of  1940-41  as  published  last  fall. 

We  offer  the  following  recommendations : 

1.  That  March  16  be  Every  Member  Canvass  Day,  and  that 
March  30  be  Payup  Day. 

2.  That  we  accept  in  full  the  apportionment  to  this  Presbytery 
by  Synod  of  $155,316,  as  our  part  of  the  Synod's  quota  of  $598,000. 

3.  That  pastors  and  churches  give  special  attention  to  steward- 
ship. 

4.  That  the  table  for  percentages  for  this  Presbytery  be  as  fol- 
lows for  the  year  1941-42: 

General  Assembly's   Causes 

Foreign  Missions  27.00,  or  $41,935  (1940,  $38,142—31  per  cent). 

Assembly's  Home  Missions  10.00,  or  $15,531  (1940,  $15,538— 12>^ 
per  cent). 

Ministerial  Relief  6.00,  or  $9,318  (1940,  $9,235—7^  per  cent). 

Religious  Education  and  Publication  2.25,  or  $3,494  (1940,  $3,088— 
23^  per  cent). 

Bible  Cause  0.50,  or  $776  (1940,  $745—0.60  per  cent). 

Assembly's  Training  School  0.75,  or  $1,164  (1940,  $1,121—0.90  per 
cent). 

This  is  46.50  per  cent  for  Assembly's  causes,  but  as  noted  above  it 
will  produce  a  little  more  than  last  year's  percentages,  based  an  the 
total  of  $155,316. 


16  MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

Synod's   and   Presbytery's   Causes 

Presbytery's  H«me  Missions  19.00,  or  $27,956  (1940,  $22,142—18 
per  cent). 

Barium  Springs  8.00,  or  $12,425  (1940,  $9,219—7^  per  cent). 

Schools  and  Colleges  (Colleges  10.50,  Union  Seminary  1.50)  12.00, 
or  $18,637  (1940,  $11,682— 9^  per  cent). 

Synod's  Home  Missions  5.00,  or  $7,765  (1940,  $6,137—5  per  cent). 
Religious  Education  in  Synod  3.50,  or  $5,436  (1940,  $3,682—3  per 
cent). 

Executive  Work  in  Presbytery  5.00,  Religious  Education  in  Pres- 
bytery, 1.00. 

This  totals  53.50  per  cent  of  $155,316  for  local  causes. 

The  Special  Committee  on  the  Campaign  for  the  As- 
sembly's Training  School  reported  through  Rev.  J.  M.  Wal- 
ker on  the  progress  of  the  campaign.  The  report  was  re- 
ceived as  information. 

A  motion  was  made  and  passed  that  the  Tenth  Avenue 
Church  be  assessed  Presbyterial  Tax  for  the  current  year 
on  the  basis  of  510  members. 

The  Commission  appointed  to  organize  a  church  in  the 
Oakhurst  Community  reported  its  action,  which  was  ad- 
mitted to  the  record  and  is  as  follows : 

A  COMMISSION  TO  ORGANIZE  A  CHURCH 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  in  the  adjourned  meeting  at 
the  First  Presbyterian  Church,  Charlotte,  N.  C,  on  November  11, 
1940,  appointed  a  commission  to  organize  a  Presbyterian  church  in 
the  Oakhurst  community  of  Charlotte  if  the  way  be  clear.  The  com- 
mission is  composed  of  the  following  members  :  Ministers,  C.  R.  Nis- 
bet,  W.  W.  Akers,  J.  G.  Garth,  H.  K.  Holland,  W.  H.  Johnston;  and 
Elders,  W.  E.  Price,  D.  H.  Johnston,  T.  M.  Glasgow.  Dr.  C.  R.  Nisbet 
was  named  as  convenor  of  the  commission. 

The  commission  met  at  the  manse  of  the  Caldwell  Memorial 
Church  at  8  :00  P.  M.,  Nov.  18,  1940,  and  was  called  to  order  by  Dr. 
C.  R.  Nisbet.  The  opening  prayer  was  ofifered  by  Rev.  H.  K.  Holland. 
The  organization  was  completed  by  the  election  of  Dr.  C.  R.  Nisbet 
as  chairman  and  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston  as  clerk. 

A  motion  was  made  and  passed  that  the  Session  of  Caldwell  Me- 
morial Church  and  Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves  and  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston  be 
appointed  a  commission  to  administer  the  affairs  of  the  new  church 
until  such  time  as  the  said  church  can  elect  officers.  The  quorum  of 
this  commission  shall  be  a  minister  and  two  ruling  elders. 

The  order  was  taken  for  a  meeting  of  the  commission  at  the  pro- 
posed site  of  the  new  church,  Commonwealth  Avenue  and  Eastway 
Drive,  on  December  15,  1940,  at  2:30  P.  M.  for  the  purpose  of  the 
formal  organization  of  the  church.  Dr.  Q  R.  Nisbet  and  Rev.  H.  L. 
Reaves  were  instructed  to  arrange  a  program  for  the  occasion.  The 
commission  was  adjourned  with  prayer  by  Dr.  C.  R.  Nisbet. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY      17 

On  December  14,  1940,  a  poll  of  the  commission  having  been 
taken,  the  meeting  for  December  15th  was  postponed  because  of  the 
unfavorable  state  of  the  weather  and  the  unfinished  condition  of  the 
church  building.  The  commission  is  to  meet  at  the  call  of  the  chair- 
man. 

January  12,  1941,  2:30  P.  M,  The  commission  met  at  the  church 
with  the  following  members  present :  C.  R.  Nisbet,  H,  K.  Holland, 
J.  G.  Garth,  W.  H.  Johnston,  D.  H.  Johnston,  and  W.  E.  Price.  The 
meeting  was  opened  with  prayer  by  Rev.  H.  K.  Holland. 

A  sermon  was  preached  by  Dr.  C.  R.  Nisbet  from  the  text,  Col. 
1 :18.  Testimonials  were  received  on  behalf  of  twenty-five  (25)  per- 
sons who  united  with  the  new  church  by  certificate.  Six  (6)  others 
were  admitted  upon  profession  of  faith  in  Christ.  These  persons 
then  entered  into  covenant  by  answering  the  constitutional  questions 
propounded  by  the  chairman,  who  then  declared  them  to  be  a  duly 
constituted  church  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  in  the  U.  S, 

To  manage  local  details  a  Church  Council  was  appointed  from 
the  membership  as  follows:  Mr.  R.  Fred  Dunn,  Mr.  W.  H.  DeLam- 
ater,  Mr.  B.  L.  Lawing,  Mrs.  J.  W.  Lowry,  Mrs.  J.  B.  Gryder,  and 
Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves  to  serve  as  chairman.  The  Commonwealth  Pres- 
byterian Church  was  adopted  as  the  name. 

The  charter  membership  roll  was  left  open  till  February  16,  1941. 

The  commission  adjourned  with  prayer  and  the  benediction  by 
Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves. 

C.    R.    NISBET,    Chairman. 

W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Clerk. 

An  Overture  from  the  Session  of  the  Myers  Park  Pres- 
byterian Church  with  reference  to  the  location  of  churches 
was  referred  to  the  Bills  and  Overtures  Committee  and  is 
as  follows : 

AN  OVERTURE  TO  THE  PRESBYTERY  OF  MECKLENBURG 

The  Session  of  the  Myers  Park  Park  Presbyterian  Church.  Char- 
lotte, N.  C,  respectfully  overtures  the  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  in 
session  at  the  First  Presbyterian  Church,  Charlotte,  N.  C,  January  21, 
1941,  to  consider  the  advisability  of  appointing  a  committee  of  the 
Presbytery  to  study  the  whole  question  of  the  location  of  Churches 
within  the  bounds  of  the  Presbytery  in  order  that  the  cause  of  the 
Kingdom  and  of  our  denomination  may  be  advanced. 

Done  at  the  regular  meeting  of  the  Session  of  the  Myers  Park 
Presbyterian   Church,   January   13,   1941. 

A.  J.  BEALL,  Clerk. 

Attest : 

JAS.  A.  JONES,  Moderator. 

The  Committee  on  Bills  and  Overtures  replied  to  the 
overture  from  the  Myers  Park  Church  by  recommending* 
the  appointment  of  a  committee  by  the  Presbytery  to  study 
the  whole  question  of  the  location  and  re-location  of  church- 


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es  in  the  Presbytery.     The  recommendation  was  adopted, 

and  the  committee  appointed  was  as  follows : 

E.  E,  Jones,  W.  E.  PricCj  J.  A.  Jones,  R.  S.  Hutchinson,  D.  P. 
McGeachy,  C.  H.  Rowan,  R.  A.  Young,  A.  J.  Warner,  and  the  Ex- 
ecutive Secretary  of  Presbytery  is  to  be  an  ex-officio  member  of  the 
committee. 

The  Committee  on  Presbytery's  Records  presented  a  report  which 
was  adopted  and  is  as  follows  : 

Your  Committee  on  Presbytery's  Records  wishes  to  report  that 
the  Minutes  of  the  called  meetings  of  June  24,  1940,  September  4,  1940, 
the  adjourned  meeting  of  November  11,  1940,  and  the  Stated  meetings 
of  the  149th  and  the  150th  Sessions  have  been  examined.  We  find 
these  records  correct  in  all  respects.  We  wish  to  commend  the  Clerk 
for  his  efficiency  and  promptness. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

M.  R.  GIBSON,  Chairman. 

The  Committee  on  Examination  in  Theology  presented  a 
report  with  reference  to  the  resolution  offered  by  Rev.  L.  T. 
Gill  at  the  last  stated  meeting,  proposing  certain  questions 
to  be  asked  for  licensure  and  of  ministers  coming  into  our 
Presbytery.    The  report  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

That  the  matter  not  be  acted  on  at  present,  because  such  ac- 
tion would  require  amendment  of  the  Book  of  Church  Order  in  con- 
stitutional manner;  and  for  the  additional  reason  that  the  Book  of 
Church  Order  at  present  requires  that  a  minister  subscribe  in  writ- 
ing to  the  writen  questions  required  of  all  candidates  for  ordination, 
as  found  in  paragraph  136  Book  of  Church  Order ;  and  these  questions 
are  as  definite  as  those  in  the  overture. 

W.   H.   FRAZER 

JOHN  A.  REDHEAD,  JR. 

A  Manual  change  was  adopted  (having  been  docketed  at 
a  previous  meeting)  setting  December  1st,  following  elec- 
tion at  the  fall  stated  session,  as  the  date  for  the  beginning 
of  the  terms  of  office  for  the  clerks  of  Presbytery. 

A  letter  from  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  announcing  his  accept- 
ance of  the  office  of  Executive  Secretary  of  the  Presbytery 
was   read   and   received   as   information. 

The  Commission  to  install  Rev.  W.  R.  Buhler  submit- 
ted a  report  which  was  admitted  to  record  as  follows  : 

REPORT  OF  THE  COMMISSION  TO  INSTALL 
REV.  W.  R.  BUHLER 

The  Commission  to  Install  Rev.  W.  R.  Buhler  met  at  Indian  Trail 
Sunday,  November  17,  1940,  at  11  A.  M.,  was  called  to  order  by  the 
Chairman,  Dr.  Q.  N,  Huneycutt  and  opened  with  prayer  by  Dr.  J.  W. 
Stork.  Elder  E.  J.  Stinson  was  elected  Clerk. 


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Indian  Trail.  Dr.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt  Presided,  charged  the  pastor 
and  propounded  the  constitutional  questions.  Dr.  J.  W.  Stork 
preached.  Elder  George  McClelland  charged  the  congregation.  The 
Benediction  was  pronounced  by  Rev.  W.  R.  Buhler. 

Stephenson :  Dr.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt  Presided,  Propounded  the 
Constitutional  Questions,  and  Charged  the  congregation.  Dr.  J.  W. 
Stork  preached.  Elder  George  McClelland  charged  the  Pastor.  Rev. 
W.  R.  Buhler  pronounced  the  benediction. 

Siler.  Dr.  J.  W.  Stork  presided,  and  Propounded  the  Constitu- 
tional questions.  Dr.  R.  A.  Young  preached.  Dr.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt 
charged  the  Pastor,  and  Elder  George  McClelland  the  Congregation. 
At  each  place  Rev.  W.  R.  Buhler  was  duly  installed  according  to  the 
Book  of  Church  Order. 

The  Minutes  were  read  and  adopted.  The  Commission  ad- 
journed with  prayer  by  the  Chairman. 

E.  J.  STINSON,  Clerk. 

The  report  of  the  Auditing  Committee  was  adopted  and 
is  as  follows : 

I  have  just  completed  an  audit  of  the  books  of  Dr.  J.  W.  Stork, 
Treasurer,  and  I  find  that  his  records  are  in  good  shape  and  in  per- 
fect  order. 

Dr.  Stork  is  doing  a  splendid  job  in  handling  the  affairs  of  the 
Treasurer's  account  and  he  is  to  be  commended  for  the  manner  in 
which  he  has  kept  his  records  during  this  year. 

J.  P.  ROBINSON. 

The  Committee  on  Thanks  submitted  a  report  which  was 

adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

On  behalf  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  we  wish  to  voice  our 
thanks  and  appreciation  to  the  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Char- 
lotte for  their  kindness  in  providing  a  place  for  the  Presbytery  to 
hold  its  winter  meeting. 

C.  C  HAMILTON,  Chairman. 

The  Second  Presbyterian  Church  of  Charlotte  extended 
an  invitation  to  Presbytery  for  the  spring  meeting.  This  in- 
vitation was  accepted  with  thanks. 

The  minutes  were  read  and  approved. 

The  work  of  Presbytery  was  concluded  with  prayer  by 
Rev.  J.  M.  Walker  and  the  benediction  by  Rev.  W.  H.  Fra- 
zer;  after  which  the  Court  stood  adjourned  to  meet  in  its 
152nd  Stated  Session  in  the  Second  Presbyterian  Church, 
Charlotte,  N.  C,  at  10:00  A.  M.,  April  15,  1941. 

J.  P.  H.  McNATT,  Moderator. 

W.  A.  NICHOLSON,  Permanent  Clerk. 
T.  W.  STORK,  Assistant  Clerk. 
W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk. 


20  MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

152ND   STATED   SESSION   OF 
MECKLENBURG   PRESBYTERY 

Charlotte,  North  CaroHna 
April  15,  1941. 
Mecklenburg  Presbytery  met  in  the  152nd  Stated  Ses- 
sion in  the  Second  Presbyterian  Church  at  10:00  A.  M.  and 
was  called  to  order  by  the  Moderator,  Rev.  J.  P.  H.  Mc- 
Natt.  The  Presbytery  was  constituted  with  prayer  by  Rev. 
W.  H.  Frazer. 

The  opening  sermon  was  preached  by  the  Moderator 
from  the  text,  I.  Peter  4:11;  "Glorifying  God  In  All 
Things." 

The  Communion  Service  was  conducted  by  Rev.  James 
A.  Jones  and  Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner  assisted  by  Ruling  El- 
ders W.  F.  Baker,  Edward  G.  Hayes,  T.  P.  Graham,  J.  D. 
Ramsey,  T.  E.  Gray,  James  W.  Armstrong,  B.  B.  Wilson, 
A.  V.  Russell,  J.  I.  Hutchinson,  and  John  W.  Sheppard. 

The  roll  showed  the  following  present : 

Ministers:  J.  W.  Grier,  C  H.  Little,  J.  G.  Garth,  J.  W.  Stork, 
J.  M.  Walker,  W.  C.  Underwood,  L.  H.  Query,  W.  H.  Frazer,  Q.  N. 
Huneycutt,  T.  F.  Huneycutt,  A.  A.  Walker.  C.  C.  Beam,  S.  B.  McLean, 
W.  H.  Johnston,  C.  H.  Rowan,  B.  F.  Yandell,  A.  L.  McDuffie,  C.  R. 
Nisbet,  J.  C.  Grier,  W.  G.  Thomas,  A.  T.  Taylor,  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr., 
H.  C.  Carmichael,  W.  A.  Nicholson,  W.  B.  Neill,  M.  R.  Gibson,  J.  P.  H. 
McNatt,  C.  D.  Whiteley,  R.  A.  Young,  C  M.  Boyd,  C.  C.  Hamihon, 
J.  S.  Sibley,  D.  P.  McGeachy,  Jr.,  A.  H.  Key,  E.  V.  Wiley,  L.  T.  Gill, 
W.  L  Howell,  Jr.,  T.  B.  Anderson,  D.  K.  Snyder,  J.  A.  Redhead,  Jr., 
T.  A.  Smith,  Wriston  Hartsell,  W.  C.  Smith,  J.  C.  Neville,  J.  E.  Mc- 
Junkin,  T.  H.  Mitchell,  C.  N.  Morrison,  W.  H.  Eubank,  G.  M.  Pick- 
ard,  W.  T.  Smith,  H.  B.  Blakely,  James  A.  Jones,  H.  L.  Reaves,  A. 
Julian  Warner,  J.  S.  Nisbet,  J.  L.  Russell,  W.  R.  Buhler,  J.  R.  Rose- 
bro,  A.  W.  Shaw,  R.  P.  Walker,  Roy  E.  Watts,  R.  H.  Stone,  Neill  R. 
McGeachy,  F.  R.  McAlister,  J.  Walton  Stewart.     (65). 

Churches  Represented:  Albemarle  First,  J.  A.  Little ;  Albe- 
marle Second,  W.  H.  Thompson;  Altan,  J.  B  .Yarborough;  Amity, 
J.  P.  Sample;  Badin,  K.  H.  Erb ;  Banks,  R.  L.  Whjte ;  Benton  Heights, 
G.  F.  Boone ;  Caldwell  Memorial,  R.  B.  Collins ;  Cameronian,  W.  M. 
Bullow ;  Camp  Greene,  C  F.  McPherson ;  Central  Steele  Creek,  R.  R. 
Grier ;  Charlotte  First,  Thos.  P.  Graham ;  Charlotte  Second,  W.  E. 
Colton ;  Cooks  Memorial,  R.  F.  Dunn ;  Ellerbe,  J.  H.  McRae ;  Hamlet, 
C.  G.  Pepper;  Huntersville,  J.  Boyd  Montieth ;  Lee  Park,  J.  H.  Ba- 
ker; Mallard  Creek,  J.  K.  McLaughlin;  Marshville,  Fred  Horton; 
Matthews,  G.  C.  Alexander;  McGee,  Edward  G.  Hayes;  Monroe 
First,  W.  C.  Correll ;  Myers  Park,  Roland  McCord ;  North  Charlotte, 
S.  Y.  McLellan ;  Norwood,  F.  A.  Wentz ;  Pageland,  D.  E.  Clark ;  Phil- 
adelphia, W.  M.  Junker;  Pineville,  W.  A.  Rogers;  Plaza,  Jas.  W. 
Armstrong;  Pleasant  Hill,  C.  C.  Carothers ;  Ramah,  Fred  W.  Alex- 


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ander;  Roberdell,  W.  T.  Wicker;  Robinson,  A.  M.  Stafford;  St.  An- 
drews, Jos.  E,  Allen;  St.  Paul,  J.  D.  Woodside;  Sharon,  W.  F.  Baker; 
Siler,  Page  Price ;  Six  Mile  Creek,  G.  E.  Howey ;  Steele  Creek,  Bax- 
ter Wilson ;  Sugaw  Creek,  W.  S.  Abernathy ;  Tenth  Avenue,  J.  R. 
Alexander ;  Thomasboro,  A.  L.  Primm ;  Troy,  S.  H.  McCall ;  Turner, 
J.  C  Richardson;  Unionville,  L.  S.  Griffin;  Wadesboro,  C.  A.  Bland; 
Waxhaw,  C.  S.  Massey;  West  Avenue,  J.  D.  Ramsey;  Westminster, 
Peter  S.  Gilchrist;  Williams  Memorial,  J.  I.  Hutchinson;  Wilmore, 
N.  J.  Phillips.     (52). 

The  History  of  Charlotte  Second  Church  was  read  by 

Elder  W.  E.  Colton.     It  was  adopted  for  printing  in  the 

minutes  and  is  as  follows : 

In  October  of  1873,  sixty-eight  and  one-half  years  ago,  members 
of  the  First  Presbyterian  Church  petitioned  Mecklenburg  Presbytery 
to  appoint  a  commission  to  organize  a  Second  Church :  This  senti- 
ment was  expressed  in  the  petition:  "That  the  interest  of  Presbyteri- 
anism  be  advanced  in  our  growing  community  by  the  organization  of  a 
Second  Church."  An  additional  factor  in  requesting  such  an  organi- 
zation was  the  fact  that  under  the  system  of  rented  pews  the  build- 
ing of  the  First  Presbyterian  Church  was  too  small  to  accommodate 
the  congregation.  Sixteen  members  signed  this  petition,  and  one  of 
them,  Miss  Sallie  Phillips  is  still  active  in  our  church.  Presbytery 
granted  the  petition,  appointed  the  commission,  and  on  the  afternoon 
of  October  23,  the  charter  members,  who  had  increased  in  number 
to  twenty-five,  took  the  church  covenant  and  were  addressed  as  to 
their  duties.  One  month  later  three  elders  and  three  deacons  were 
elected,  and  upon  installation  of  these  officers  the  organization  was 
completed.  J.  B.  Rankin  was  chosen  the  first  clerk  of  the  Session, 
and  served  for  30  years.  We  are  indebted  to  Mr.  Rankin  for  much 
of  the  valuable  history  collected  by  him  and  put  in  a  pamphlet  cele- 
brating the  25th  anniversary  of  the  church. 

The  new  congregation  held  its  first  worship  service  in  the  county 
courthouse,  on  the  present  site  of  the  Selwyn  Hotel,  and  the  Rev- 
erend Dr.  R.  H.  Chapman,  preached  the  first  sermon,  choosing  as  his 
text  Luke  12:32 — ^"Fear  not  little  flock,  for  it  is  your  Father's  good 
pleasure  to  give  you  the  kingdom." 

Early  in  the  following  ye^r,  1874,  the  present  church  site  was 
purchased,  plans  made  for  ^  building  and  in  the  spring  of  the  next 
year,  the  building  was  occupied.  The  first  preacher  in  the  new 
church  was  Reverend  Alfred  Morrison.  The  first  wedding  was  that  of 
Miss  Sallie  Steele  and  Mr.  David  Parks  Hutchison.  The  first  funeral 
was  that  of  Col.  T.  H,  Brem,  a  member  of  the  Building  Committee. 
Our  present  building  was  erected  in  1892,  and  the  last  change  was 
the  spring  of  1939,  when  our  church  auditorium  was  enlarged.  The 
church  school  building,  first  occupied  in  1921,  was  the  result  of  IS 
years  of  work  and  planning  of  the  committee  appointed  to  study  the 
need  for  it. 

Second  Presbyterian  Church's  first  minister  was  the  Reverend 
Ephraim  H.  Harding,  D.  D.,  who  came  to  the  church  in  1874 — Nine 
others  have  served  in  all  the  years  following,  the  longest  ministry  up 
to  the  present  time  being  that  of  Dr.  Archibald  Alexander  McGeachy* 
from  1908  until  his  death  in  1928.  Dr.  McGeachy  was  followed  by 
Reverend  James  F.  Hardie,  D.  D.,  who  served  the  church  until  he 


22  MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

was  called  in  1936  to  the  Broadway  Presbyterian  Church  at  Fort 
Worth,  Texas.  The  present  minister,  Reverend  John  A.  Redhead, 
Jr.,  D.  D.,  came  to  the  church  in  January  of  1937. 

The  policy  of  free  pews,  adopted  by  the  first  congregation,  has 
been  a  permanent  one.  The  envelope  system  has  been  used  for  fifty- 
nine  of  our  sixty-eight  years. 

Our  first  Church  School  was  started  along  with  the  church  and 
has  grown  from  an  enrollment  of  eighty  to  one  of  twelve  hundred, 
fully  departmentalized  with  classes  for  all  ages. 

In  addition  to  the  minister,  the  church  staff  is  composed  of  eight 
persons,  the  pastoral  assistant,  director  of  women's  work,  director  of 
religious  education,  church  secretary,  hostess,  director  of  music,  and 
organist.     Our  helpers  are  a  colored  sexton  and  maid. 

We  have  records  of  Sunday  School  Superintendents  since  1876. 
Our  present  one,  Dr.  Robt.  H.  Lafferty,  has  served  continuously  since 
1912. 

Five  clerks  of  our  Session  have  been  elected,  and  the  one  today, 
J.  T.  Porter,  has  held  the  offce  for  27  years. 

Our  Men's  Club  was  started  in  1919  and  through  the  years  has 
been  responsible  for  the  promotion  and  support  of  many  worthy 
projects,  such  as  the  salaries  of  home  and  foreign  missionaries, 
buildings  for  Barium  Springs  and  Jackson  Training  School ;  a  local 
colored  mission,  and  a  memorial  room  in  the  new  Presbyterian  Hos- 
pital, to  the  founder  of  the  clut^  D^.  McGeachy. 

The  women  of  the  church  are  now  organized  as  the  Woman's 
Auxiliary,  under  the  full  time  Director  of  Women's  Work.  Until  the 
reorganization  of  the  women  into  the  Auxiliary,  the  members  were  di- 
vided into  three  women's  societies. 

Records  show  that  in  the  past  we  have  had  societies  actively 
functioning  as :  the  Gentlemen's  Foreign  Missionary  Society,  Ladies' 
Foreign  Missioqary  Society,  Ladies'  Aid  Society,  and  a  Young  Wom- 
en's Christian  organization.  Our  Men's  Club,  Woman's  Auxiliary, 
and  Vesper  groups  are  our  corresponding  societies  actively  engaged 
today. 

From  a  group  of  thirty-one  charter  members,  we  have  grown 
today  to  two  thousand  and  eighty-eight  members. 

Several  other  churches  in  our  city  have  been  formed  from  or- 
ganizations started  by  Second  Church,  Tenth  Avenue,  Saint  Pauls, 
West  Avenue,  Westminster,  Plaza,  and  the  latest  came  in  1926  with 
the  organization  of  Myers  Park  Presbyterian  Church. 

The  Rev.  John  W.  Grier,  who  was  nominated  at  the  last 
stated  meeting,  was  elected  Moderator  by  acclamation.  He 
appointed  the  following-  standing  committees  : 

Devotional  Exercises — J  .A.  Redhead  and  W.  E.  Colton. 

Bills  and  Overtures — S.  B.  McLean,  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  N.  J.  Phillips 
and  J.  P.  H.  McNatt. 

Judicial — W.  H.  Johnston  and  W.  H.  Frazer. 

Minutes  of  Synod — R.  A.  Young  and  W.  B.  Neill. 

Thanks — C.  N.  Morrison  and  A.  H.  Key. 

Sessional  Records — M.  B.  Prince,  Chairman. 


/ 

MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY  23 

The  Committee  on  Arrangements  made  the  following  re- 
port which  was  adopted : 

The  committee  suggests  that  the  printed  docket  be  followed  as 
a  guide  for  the  program  of  work. 

Adjourn  for  lunch  today  at  12:45  P.  M.  Reconvene  at  2:30  P.  M. 
The  first  order  for  the  afternoon  session  to  hear  a  representative  of 
the  West  Raleigh  Church  for  fifteen  minutes.  Adjourn  at  will.  Sup- 
per at  6:00  P.  M,  Reconvenes  at  7:30  P.  M.  For  the  evening  ses- 
sion a  Popular  Meeting  on  Home  Missions. 

Wednesday:  Meet  at  9:00  A,  M.  with  devotional  exercises  led 
by  Rev.  E.  V.  Wiley.  Recess  for  lunch  at  1 :00  P.  M.  Reconvenes 
at  2:00.    Adjourn  at  will. 

J.  A.   REDHEAD 

W.  E.  COLTON. 

VISITING  BRETHREN 

The  following  were  introduced  to  Presbytery  and  in- 
vited to  sit  with  us  as  visiting  brethren : 

Rev.  J.  E.  Flowe  of  Concord  Presbytery;  Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy, 
Concord  Presbytery;  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts,  Central  Mississippi  Pres- 
bytery; Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Winston-Salem  Presbytery;  Rev.  F.  R. 
McAlister,  Holston  Presbytery,  U.  S.  A.  Church. 

Various  communications  were  read  by  the  Stated  Clerk 

and  referred  to  appropriate  committees. 

Rev.  A.  S.  Johnson  submitted  his  resignation  as  Chair- 
man of  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work. 
His  resignation  was  accepted  and  the  vacancy  was  called 
to  the  attention  of  the  Committee  on  Nominations. 

Rev.  John  C.  Neyille,  Chaplain  U.  S.  A.,  Langley  Field, 
Va.,  was  granted  permission  to  labor  outside  the  bounds  of 
Presbytery  for  the  ensuing  year. 

RECEPTION  OF  MINISTERS 

The  following  ministers  presented  certificates  of  dis- 
missal from  their  respective  Presbyteries : 

Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy,  Concord  Presbytery;  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone, 
Winston-Salem  Presbytery;  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts,  Central  Mississippi 
Presbytery ;  Rev.  F.  R.  McAlister,  Holston  Presbytery,  U.  S.  A. 
Church.    The  certificates  were  received  pending  the  examinations. 

The  Moderator  conducted  the  examination  in  personal 
piety  and  experimental  religion,  which  was  sustained  as 
satisfactory.  The  examination  on  views  touching  Theology 
was  conducted  by  Rev.  J.  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  and  was  sus- 
tained as  satisfactory.  The  examination  in  Church  Gov- 
ernment was  conducted  by  Rev.  A.  H.  Key  and  was  sus- 


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tained  as  satisfactory.  The  Constitutional  questions  were 
propounded  by  the  Moderator  and  were  answered  satisfac- 
torily. The  Revs.  N.  R.  McGeachy,  R.  H.  Stone,  R.  E. 
Watts,  and  F.  R.  McAlister  were  received  as  members  oi 
the  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  upon  signing  the  obliga- 
tions. 

Dr.  John  R.  Cunningham  of  Winston-Salem  Presbytery 
and  President-elect  of  Davidson  College,  was  introduced 
and  heard  in  a  brief  message  of  greeting. 

Rev.  W.  H.  Goodman  of  Concord  Presbytery  was  intro- 
duced and  invited  to  sit  as  a  visiting  brother. 

CALLS  FOR  MINISTERS 

A  call  from  the  Philadelphia  Church  for  the  pastoral 
services  of  Rev.  F.  R.  McAlister  was  found  in  order  and 
placed  in  his  hands.    He  signified  his  acceptance  of  the  call. 

The  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Albemarle  presented  a 
call  for  the  pastoral  services  of  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts.  The  call 
was  found  in  order  and  placed  in  his  hands.  He  signified 
his  acceptance  of  the  call. 

A  call  for  the  pastoral  services  of  Rev.  Neill  R.  Mc- 
Geachy was  presented  by  the  Sugaw  Creek  Church,  found 
in  order  and  placed  in  his  hands.  Mr.  McGeachy  signified 
his  acceptance  of  the  call.  Presbytery  voted  to  invite  Rev. 
D.  P.  McGeachy  of  Atlanta  Presbytery,  father  of  the  pas- 
tor-elect, to  serve  with  the  installation  commission. 

COMMISSIONS   TO   INSTALL  MINISTERS 

The  Commission  to  install  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts  as  pastor  of 
the  Albemarle  First  Church  on  Sunday  evening.  May  4, 
1941,  is  as  follows : 

Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas  to  preside  and  propound  the  Constitutional 
questions ;  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  to  preach  the  sermon ;  Rev. 
J.  S.  Nisbet  to  charge  the  minister;  Rev.  J.  M.  Gettys  of  Bethel  Pres- 
bytery invited  by  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  to  charge  the  congrega- 
tion.   Elders :    N.  C.  White,  principal ;  W.  E.  Price,  alternate. 

The  Commission  to  install  Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy  as 
pastor  of  Sugaw  Creek  Church,  Sunday,  May  4,  1941,  at 
8:00  P.  M.  is  as  follows: 

Rev.  J.  M.  Walker  to  preside  and  propound  the  Constitutional 
questions,  Rev.  D.  P.  McGeachy  of  Atlanta  Presbytery  to  preach  the 
sermon.   Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely  to  charge  the  pastor,  Rev.  D,  P. 


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McGeachy,  Jr.,  and  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  alternate ;  Elder  H.  J.  Spencer 
to  charge  the  congregation  and  Elder  J.  W.  Thompson,  alternate. 

The  following  Commission  was  appointed  to  install  Rev. 
A.  H.  Key  as  pastor  of  the  Tabernacle  and  Bethlehem 
churches : 

Tabernacle — Time,  May  4,  1941,  at  11 :00  A.  M.  Members  of  the 
commission,  Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson,  Rev.  W.  C. 
Smith,  Elder  Harvey  Morrison  and  Elder  J.  C.  Smith. 

Bethlehem— Time,  May  4.  1941,  at  7:30  P.  M.  Members  of  the 
commission.  Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  Rev,  W.  H.  Johnston,  Rev.  W.  B. 
Neill.  Elder  H.  J.  Spencer  and  Elder  W.  H.  Belk,  The  arrangement  of 
parts  in  each  case  is  left  to  the  members  of  the  commission. 

The  following  commission  was  appointed  to  install  Rev. 
R.  P.  Walker  as  pastor  at  McGee  Church : 

Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan  to  preside,  propound  the  Constitutional  ques- 
tions and  preach  the  sermon.  Rev.  J.  C.  Grier  to  charge  the  pastor, 
Rev.  J.  E.  Mcjunkin  is  alternate  to  the  other  ministers,  Elder  David 
H.  Johnston  to  charge  the  congregation  and  Elder  R.  L.  Willis,  alter- 
nate.   The  time  is  to  be  fixed  by  the  commission  and  the  church. 

.  The  following  commission  was  appointed  to  install  Rev. 
F.  R.  McAlister  as  Pastor  of  Philadelphia  Church  on  May 
11,  1941,  at  3:30  P.  M. : 

Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer,  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston,  El- 
der Robt.  H.  Lafferty  and  Elder  C.  S.  Harkey.  The  commission  is 
requested  to  assign  the  various  parts  of  the  service  to  its  own  mem- 
bers. 

The  Presbytery  conferred  evangelistic  powers  on  the 
Rev.  R.  H.  Stone. 

The  Presbytery  granted  the  request  of  Chairman  J.  C. 
Grier  to  invite  Mrs.  C.  L.  Potts  to  speak  in  connection  with 
the  report  on  Woman's  Work  to  be  made  on  Wednesday. 

Presbytery  took  recess  for  lunch. 

AFTERNOON  SESSION 

2:30  P.  M. 

Presbytery  re-convened  and  was  led  in  prayer  by  Rev. 
C.  M.  Boyd. 

Prof.  T.  P.  Harrison  of  State  College,  Raleigh,  N.  C, 
was  introduced  and  spoke  in  behalf  of  the  West  Raleigh 
Presbyterian  Church  as  a  pressing  need  for  the  State  Col- 
lege students.     Presbytery  voted  a  resolution  of  appreci- 


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ation  to  Prof.  Harrison  for  his  remarks  and  expressed  deep 
interest  in  the  cause  presented  by  him. 

Mr.  Hunter  Marshall  of  the  Queens  College  Board  of 
Trustees  requested  Presbytery  to  name  a  Board  of  Trustees 
of  the  Albemarle  Normal  and  Industrial  Institute,  Albe- 
marle, N.  C,  to  complete  the  legal  transfer  of  its  assets  to 
Queens  College  in  conformity  to  a  former  action  of  Pres- 
bytery and  in  carrying  out  the  terms  of  the  will  of  certain 
donors  of  said  assets.  The  request  was  granted  and  the 
following  trustees  were  named:  J.  M.  Morrow,  A.  C. 
Huneycutt,  Rev.  Roy  E.  Watts,  H.  P.  Efird,  A.  Knox  Win- 
get,  Jas.  P.  Sifford,  Dr.  J.  S.  Nisbet,  Walter  Byrd,  D.  A. 
Holdbrooks. 

The  Wadesboro  Church  was  granted  permission  to 
change  the  terms  of  the  call  to  their  pastor  from  $1,500  to 
$1,800  per  year. 

The  Commonwealth  Presbyterian  Church  of  Charlotte, 
N.  C,  was  enrolled  as  a  church  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery. 

LICENSURE  OF  CANDIDATES 

Candidates  Joseph  Louis  Griggs  and  Thomas  Wooten 
McLean  presented  themselves  for  licensure  to  the  Gospel 
Ministry.  The  Moderator  conducted  the  examination  re- 
specting experimental  acquaintance  with  religion  and  the 
motives  which  influenced  them  to  desire  the  sacred  office. 
This  was  sustained  as  satisfactory. 

Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer  conducted  the  examination  in  The- 
ology, which  was  sustained  as  satisfactory.  Tl\e  Pres- 
bytery, however,  was  not  unanimous  in  its  approval  of  Mr. 
McLean's  examination.  The  vote  was  56  for  approval  and 
15  opposed.  The  following  members  of  Presbytery  asked 
that  their  names  be  recorded  as  voting  against  sustaining  as 
satisfactory  Mr.  Thos.  W.  McLean's  examination  in  The- 
ology: Rev.  L.  T.  Gill,  Rev.  Thos.  H.  Mitchell,  Rev.  R.  A. 
Young,  Rev.  f.  E.  Mcjunkin,  Rev.  T.  B.  Anderson,  Rev. 
J.  W.  Stork,  Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley,  and  Rev.  J.  S.  Sibley. 

The  examination  on  Church  Government  and  the  Sacra- 
ments was  conducted  by  Rev.  J.  S.  Sibley  and  Rev.  A.  H. 
Key.  This  part  of  the  examination  was  sustained  as  satis- 
factory. 

Further  examination  was  deferred  until  the  Wednesday 
morning  session. 


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The  Committee  on  Nominations  submitted  a  report 
nominating-  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer  as  Chairman  of  the  Com- 
mission on  the  Minister  and  His  Work,  succeeding  Rev. 
A.  S.  Johnson,  resigned.  Certain  corrections  were  sug- 
gested in  the  Hsts  of  committees  and  trustees.  (See  lists). 
The  report  was  adopted. 

The  Wilmore  Church  requested  permission  to  change 
the  terms  of  the  call  to  their  pastor  from  $1,800  to  $1,980. 
The  request  was  granted. 

REPORT  ON  FOREIGN  MISSIONS 

Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet  made  a  brief  report  for  the  standing 
committee  on  Foreign  Missions,  which  was  adopted  and 
is  as  follows : 

The  Foreign  Mission  receipts  for  the  year  were  $794,286.13,  the 
largest  amount  we  have  received  since  1932.  We  have  been  able  to 
pay  all  the  bills  for  the  year  and  cut  down  our  old  debt  by  a  little 
more  than  $48,000.00,  which  now  stands  at  $124,000. 

During  the  past  year  the  Holy  Spirit  has  greatly  blessed  the  work 
so  that  increases  by  profession  have  been  far  greater  than  in  any 
former  year. 

THE  COMMITTEE  OF  THE  WHOLE 

The  Presbytery  resolved  itself  into  a  Committee  of  the 
Whole  for  the  purpose  of  examining  the  Sessional  Records 
under  the  leadership  of  Chairman  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 

EVENING  SESSION 

7:30  P.M. 

The  Committee  of  the  Whole  rose,  and  the  Presbytery 
re-convened  for  the  evening  session.  The  order  of  the  day 
was  a  popular  meeting  in  the  interest  of  Presbytery's  Home 
Missions.  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan,  Chairman,  presided  and  sub- 
mitted the  report  of  Presbytery's  Executive  Committee  of 
Home  Missions. 

Pending  the  consideration  of  this  report  there  was  a 
program  of  special  music,  an  address  by  Rev.  Jawells  Carr 
of  the  Amy  James  Mission  for  Colored  People,  and  an  ad- 
dress by  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Executive  Secretary  of  the  Pres- 
bytery. 

Rev.  Jawells  Carr,  of  North  and  South  Carolina  Pres- 
bytery, was  introduced  and  invited  to  sit  as  a  visiting 
brother. 

The  report  of  the  Committee  on  Home  Missions  was 
adopted  and  is  as  follows : 


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HOME  MISSIONS  REPORT 

Your  Executive  Committee  of  Home  Missions  respectfully  sub- 
mits the  following  report : 

First,  We  express  our  gratitude  to  God  for  His  blessings  upon 
our  work. 

Second,  We  thank  all  the  churches  of  the  Presbytery  for  their 
support  of  the  work,  and  also  all  individuals  who  have  helped  us. 

Third,  We  wish  to  express  our  appreciation  to  all  the  workers 
on  our  fields  for  their  faithful  and  self-denying  labors. 

Fourth,  We  wish  to  express  special  appreciation  to  the  Trustees 
of  the  F.  O.  Hawley  Fund  for  a  check  for  $6,375.00  to  be  used  in 
preaching  the  Gospel  in  the  Home  Mission  Fields  of  Mecklenburg 
Presbytery. 

Superintendient's  Report  to  the  Committee 

Most  of  the  Home  Mission  churches  have  held  vacation  church 
schools  which  were  very  well  attended.  Schools  were  not  held  in  a 
few  of  the  smaller  churches,  where  it  seemed  impossible  to  work  up 
necessary  interest. 

Revival  services  were  held  in  practically  every  church,  and  only 
one  or  two  failed  to  have  accessions  on  profession  of  faith. 

Nearly  all  of  the  home  mission  churches  have  entered  the  Min- 
ister's Annuity  fund;  but  since  this  is  a  new  thing  it  is  going  to  take 
some  time  to  get  the  people  used  to  paying  the  extra  seven  and  one- 
half  per  cent  regularly.  However,  I  feel  that  this  can  be  gradually 
worked  out. 

A  number  of  churches  have  increased  their  pastor's  salary  dur- 
ing the  year.  This  is  encouraging,  since  it  will  release  funds  for  oth- 
er work.  There  is  great  need  of  new  manses  on  some  of  our  fields,  if 
the  necessary  funds  could  be  found.  These  fields  which  do  not  have 
manses  are  :  Troy,  North  Charlotte,  Marshville,  Nevin  and  Bethle- 
hem. The  Bethlehem  congregation  has  started  work  on  their  manse, 
but  there  is  some  question  as  to  whether  they  wlil  be  able  to  com- 
plete it  right  away  on  account  of  funds. 

Plans  are  under  way  to  begin  work  on  the  new  church  at  Benton 
Heights.  Most  of  the  money  for  the  work  has  been  found  and  it  is 
hoped  that  the  building  can  be  completed  this  Summer. 

We  have  repaired  the  manse  at  Lee  Park  at  a  cost  of  $250,  half  of 
which  was  paid  by  the  church  and  the  other  by  the  H.  M.  Committee 
and  other  friends. 

At  Ellerbe  a  new  garage  has  been  built,  roofing  bought  for  the 
manse,  a  new  concrete  floor  put  in  the  church  basement,  and  grounds 
beautified.  The  cost  of  this  work  has  amounted  to  about  $600,  all 
of  which  has  been  paid  by  the  church. 

On  the  Roberdell  work  there  have  been  some  repair  jobs.  The 
community  church  has  been  painted  and  a  new  chimney  built  at 
Roberdell. 

At  Morven  a  garage  has  been  built  to  replace  one  destroyed  by 
a  storm,  at  a  cost  of  $110.  The  church  roof  has  been  painted  at  cost 
of  $57.  The  church  debt  has  been  lowered  $80.  A  new  roof  has  been 
put  on  the  Camden  church  and  new  lighting  fixtures  added.  The  total 
cost  was  $140. 

The  congregation  of  Morgan's  Memorial  church  has  raised  money 
to  put  a  new  roof  on  their  church.    Work  is  to  be  done  this  Spring. 

The  Indian  Trail  Church  has  installed  a  new  furnace  and  built  a 
choir  loft  at  the  church.     Four  rooms  were  painted  at  the  manse  and 


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the  church  grounds  were  beautified.  The  total  cost  of  this  work  was 
$300. 

Siler  has  put  a  new  roof  on  the  community  building  and  done 
other  repairs  at  a  cost  of  $150. 

One  side  of  the  Stephenson  church  was  re-covered.  The  H.  M. 
committee  contributed  $100  to  this  work. 

The  Tabernacle  congregation  has  put  a  new  roof  on  their  church 
at  a  cost  of  about  $400.  An  extra  grade  of  metal  roofing  was  used, 
which  if  properly  cared  for  will  last  indefinitely. 

Repairs  have  ben  made  at  Marston.  A  new  roof  was  put  on  the 
church  and  a  new  paint  job  completed  which  has  added  to  the  looks 
and  value  of  the  building. 

The  inside  of  the  Locust  church  has  been  completed  during  the 
year,  and  they  now  have  a  very  beautiful  plant. 

The  cemetery  at  Walkersville  has  been  beautified  and  shrubbery 
planted  at  cost  of  $45. 

Nevin  church  has  been  re-finished  on  the  inside. 

At  Pageland  the  manse  has  been  repaired  and  bath  room  added. 
The  church  repainted  and  heating  plant  installed  at  cost  Q,i  about  $800. 

Bath  room  and  equipment  have  been  added  to  the  Benton  Heights 
manse.    Sunday  School  Rooms  have  been  built  at  Salem  church. 

Marshville  church  has  been  re-finished  and  repaired  at  cost  of 
$600.     Marshville  is  in  great  need  of  a  manse. 

Polkton  has  received  more  than  $6,000  from  the  Hawley  estate, 
and  a  new  church  is  to  be  built  soon. 

SUMMARY  REPORT 

Sermons    preached    ^ 186 

S.   S.   Qasses  taught   35 

Other  addresses  25 

Bible   Schools  held  8 

Training  Schools  : 1 

Professions  of  faith  25 

Members  received  into  Pres.  Church 10 

Baptisms:    Adult,    10;    Infant,    6 — Total    16 

Maney  Raised  For  Home  Missions 

Mt.  Carmel  6.50 

Norman    3.62 

Walkersville   2.00 

Plaza   5.00 

Altan  10.00 

Bethany    4.05 

Siler 3^5 

Total $36.47 

Presbyterial  Tax 

Siler  $4.30 

Bethany    4.15 

Special  for  Home  Missions 

From  A.  C.  Huneycutt  of  Albemarle  First  Church  on  Salary 

of   T.   F.   Huneycutt    (Annuity)    $150.00 

Brick  for  Manse  at  Bethlehem  (Estimated  Cost)  from  W.  H. 

Belk     300.00 

From  West  Avenue  Auxiliary  for  Lee  Park  Manse  Repair 25.00 

$475.00 
Grand  Total $519.92 


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Attention  is  called  to  the  fact  that  at  the  beginning  of 
the  Church  year,  April  1,  1941,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Executive 
Secretary  of  the  Presbytery,  became  Field  Secretary  of 
Home  Missions  assuming  the  duties  formerly  performed  by 
the  Superintendent  of  Home  Missions ;  and  Rev.  Q.  N. 
Huneycutt  became  Evangelist  for  the  Presbytery.       _ 

We  make  the  following  recommendations : 

1.  That  Presbytery  urge  each  Home  Mission  Church  to  conduct 
an  evangelistic  service  and  a  Daily  Vacation  Bible  School  some  time 
during  the  year. 

2.  In  view^  of  the  fact  that  some  churches  seem  to  be  reducing 
the  amounts  promised  to  our  Home  Mission  workers  on  their  salaries, 
we  recommend  that  the  Presbytery  call  attention  to  the  fact  that  it 
is  not  in  accordance  with  the  Church  law  for  churches  to  reduce 
pastors'  salaries  without  first  getting  the  permission  of  the  Presby- 
tery; and  the  Stated  Qerk  is  directed  to  notify  the  churches  con- 
cerned. 

3.  That  the  following  appropriations  for  the  year,  April  1,  1941 
to  March  31,  1942  be  adopted : 

Church  Ajyp.  M.AJF.  Total 

Nevin    $  600               $     45.00               $     645.00 

McGee    300  22.50  322.50 

Robinson    300  22.50  322.50 

Indian   Trail   700  52.50  752.50 

Lee  Park  1,000  75.00  1,075.00 

Morven  720  54.00  774.00 

Pageland    860  64.50  924.50 

Bethlehem   900  67.50  967.50 

Troy    720  54.00  774.00 

Roberdell   750  56.25  806.25 

Walkersville     1,000  75.00  1,075.00 

Marston    600  45.00  645.00 

Camp  Greene  600  45.00  645.00 

Ellerbe    600  45.00  645.00 

North   Charlotte   750  56.25  806.25 

Marshville    720  54.00  774.00 

Locust  700  52.50  752.50 

Six  Mile  Creek 200          -  15.00  215.00 

Morgan   Memorial   J 900  67.50  967.50 

Unionville    420  3L50  451.50 

Amy  James  Mission 300  22.50  322.50 

♦Evangelist     1,980  126.00  2,106.00 

Total $15,620  $1,149.00  $16,769.00 


♦Salary,  $1,500;   Manse,  $180;   Car  Expense,  $300;   Total,  $1,980. 


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FINANCIAL  REPORT  OF  J.  G.  GARTH,  TREASURER  OF  THE 
EXECUTIVE     COMMITTEE     OF     MECKLENBURG     PRESBY- 
TERY FOR  THE  YEAR  ENDING,  APRIL  5,  1941 

Receipts 

Balance,  Statement  of  April  1,  1940 „_. $     771.23 

Received  from   Churches,  Auxiliaries,   Sunday   Schools  and 

Individuals    14,364.90 

Received  from  Estate  of  F.  O.  Hawley 6,375.00 

Received    from    W.    H.    Belk,    Releasing    note    on    Ellerbe 

Church 1,083.58 

Total  Receipts $22,594.71 

Disbursements  * 

Paid  to   Workers   as   apportioned $11,359.50 

Rev.  W.  H.  Hopper,  Treas.  (Annuity)  __  918.42 

Rev.  J.  G.  Garth  (salary) 150.00 

Insurance    27,80 

Jefferson  Standard  Life   (Ellerbe  note)  171.74 

Mr.  Barringer  (Tabernacle  Church  note)  171,00 

W.  H.  Belk  (Note  Ellerbe  Church) 1,083.58 

W.    G.    Thomas — Expense 14.68 

Niven  Church — Conference  Expense 16.00 

Dr.   Q.  N.  Huneycutt— Expense 15.00 

Bank— Tax  1.00 

Mechanics  B.  &  L  (Niven  Church) 144.70 

Lee  Park  Manse 100.00 

Cornelius    Church    100.00 

T.  B.  Anderson — Plumbing  in  Manse 150.00 

L.  T.  Gill— Pageland  Church 135.00 

Stephenson    Church — Roof    100.00 

Painting  Four  Churches— $25.00  each 100.00    14,727.42 

Balance    on    Hand $  7,867.29 

Assets  Liabilities 

Cash  in  Commercial  National  Bank__$7,867.29 

Two  Shares  Commercial  Bank  Stock     400.00  None 


Total $8,267.29 

Respectfully  Submitted, 

J.  G.  GARTH,  Treasurer. 

I  certify  that  I  audited  the  books  of  W.  E.  Price,  Treasurer  of 
Mecklenburg  Presbytery  for  the  period  of  April  1  to  July  31,  1940, 
at  which  time  he  released  them  to  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  and  found  them 
correct — in   balance   with   the   Statement  of  the   Bank. 

(Signed)   SADIE  W.  GRIER. 
April  11,  1941. 

This  is  to  certify  that  I  have  audited  the  books  of  the  treasurer  of 
Mecklenburg  Presbytery  (Rev.  J.  G.  Garth)  for  the  period  of  July 
31,  1940-April  5,  1941.    The  receipts  are  as  follows :  $4,203.86  received 


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from  former  treasurer,  W.  E.  Price,  and  $33,107.44  from  Churches, 
Sunday  Schools,  Auxiliaries,  etc,  making  a  total  of  $37,311.30.  The 
disbursements  amount  to  $29,444.01 — leaving  a  balance  of  $7,867.29. 
This  is  in  correspondence  with  the  books  of  the  Treasurer  and  the 
bank  statements. 

(Signed)  R.  H.  STONE. 

C.  H.  ROWAN,  Chairman. 

INVITATION    FOR   THE   JULY    MEETING 

Presbytery  accepted  by  a  standing  vote  the  invitation 
of  the  Salem  Church  to  hold  the  July  15th  meeting  with 
them. 

Presbytery  adjourned  until  Wednesday  at  9:00  A.  M. 
The  closing  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan. 

SECOND  DAY 

Wednesday,  April  16,  1941 

9:00  A.  M. 

Presbytery  met  and  was  led  in  prayer  by  Rev.  W.  B. 
Neill. 

In  lieu  of  the  devotional  period  fixed  by  the  Committee 
on  Arrangements,  the  Presbytery  decided  to  continue  the 
examination  of  Candidates  Griggs  and  McLean  by  hearing 
their  trial  sermons. 

Mr.  McLean  preached  from  the  text,  John  15:16,  on 
''The  Glory  of  the  Call  to  the  Gospel  Ministry." 

Mr.  Griggs  preached  from  the  text,  Luke  24:1-48,  on 
"The  Risen  Christ." 

The  sermons  of  both  these  candidates  were  accepted  as 
satisfactory  parts  of  their  trial  for  licensure. 

The  examination  on  the  English  Bible  was  conducted  by 
Rev.  D.  P.  McGeachy,  Jr.,  which  was  sustained  as  satisfac- 
tory. 

Diplomas  and  certificates  from  college  and  seminary 
were  accepted  in  lieu  of  examination  on  all  other  subjects 
required  for  licensure ;  with  the  exception  that  Mr.  Griggs 
had  not  had  full  college  training  and  for  that  reason  took 
no  Hebrew  and  only  a  part  of  the  Greek  course  in  the  sem- 
inary. Mr.  Griggs  was,  therefore,  accepted  as  a  special  case 
under  the  extraordinary  clause  of  the  Book  of  Church  Or- 
der. 


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The  examinations  as  a  whole  were  sustained  as  satis- 
factory. 

The  Moderator  propounded  the  Constitutional  questions 
which  were  satisfactorily  answered.  The  Moderator  then 
led  the  body^  in  prayer  after  which  candidates  Joseph  Louis 
Griggs  and  Thomas  Wooten  McLean  were  licensed  to 
preach  the  Gospel  as  probationers  for  the  holy  ministry. 

Licentiate  Joseph  L.  Griggs  was  granted  a  certificate 
of  transfer  to  the  Presbytery  of  Enoree. 

Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.,  of  Atlanta  Presbytery  and 
Rev.  Walter  K.  Keys  of  Holston  Presbytery  were  intro- 
duced and  invited  to  sit  as  visiting  brethren. 

A  protest  against  the  licensure  of  Candidate  Thomas  W. 
McLean  was  presented  to  the  Presbytery.  It  was  admit- 
ted to  the  record  and  is  as  follows  : 

PROTEST  AGAINST  LICENSURE 

We,  the  undersigned,  hereby  respectfully  protest  the  action  of 
Mecklenburg  Presbytery,  taken  in  the  stated  session  of  April  15,  16, 
1941,  in  licensing  Candidate  Thomas  W.  McLean  to  the  Gospel 
ministry. 

We  protest  on  the  ground  that  his  statements  in  response  to  the 
examination  clearly  showed  to  our  minds  that  he  is  in  unmistakable 
deviation  from  the  doctrine  of  the  Word  of  God  itself  as  to  the 
inspiration  of  Scripture. 

Mr.  McLean  refused  to  affirm  the  doctrine  that  all  Scripture  is 
4  inerrant.  It  is  impossible  consistently  to  affirm  infallibility  and  to 
deny  inerrancy.  His  position  that  only  certain  elements  of  Scripture 
are  infallible ;  namely,  only  those  which  express  the  purpose  of 
God  in  the  writing  of  Scripture,  profoundly  undermines  the  authority 
of  all  Scripture,  and  inevitably  involves  the  erection  of  a  new,  human 
authority  to  judicially  discover  which  elements  of  the  Scripture  are 
infallible  and  which  are  not.  This  would  necessitate  an  unvarying 
infallibility  on  the  part  of  the  reader  himself,  or  would  otherwise 
place  him  in  the  position  of  never  having  assurance  of  a  Word  of  God. 
If  he  is  to  have  such  assurance  of  a  Word  of  God,  he  then  must  as- 
sume a  gift  far  higher  than  that  of  the  sacred  writers  themselves. 

We  disclaim  any  subscription  to  any  mechanized  theory  of 
inspiration.  We  believe  that  God  does  not  push  words  into  the 
mouth  of  His  inspired  servant,  as  one  would  push  corn  into  a  hopper. 
But  we  do  believe  that  He  supervises  the  inspired  servant  to  the 
extent  that  should  he  be  exposed  to  the  dangers  of  selecting  the 
wrong  word.  His  Spirit  would  prevent  such  a,  selection  before  it 
would  be  made. 

This  high  view  of  plenary  inspiration  was  not  questioned  in 
Reformed  circles  at  the  time  the  Westminister  Confession  was 
formulated.  And  yet  this  view  is  clearly  subscribed  to  by  the  Con- 
fession in  that  passage  in  Chapter  I  which  ascribes  to  the  Scriptures 
"entire    perfection." 


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Those  who  seek  to  discredit  the  doctrine  of  plenary,  verbal 
inspiration  by  an  irrelevant  reference  to  mechanical,  dictational 
conceptions,  should  be  reminded  that  the  'profound  distinction  be- 
tween these  two  views  has  been  made  by  an  imposing  array  of 
orthodox  theologians,  such  as  Dabney,  Hodge,  Patton,  Warfield,  and 
others.  The  gist  of  their  position  and  that  of  the  unbroken  lineage 
of  orthodox  Reformed  leadership,  is  that  the  sacred  writer,  in  his 
whole  being,  personality,  individuality,  and  native  gifts — all  of  which 
are  created  by  God — is  carried  along  in  the  work  of  inspiration  by 
the  same  God  in  such  a  way  as  to  preserve  from  error  in  writing 
the  Scripture,  and  yet  in  this  experience  no  violence  is  done  to  his 
individuality  and  gifts.  We  must  remember  that  the  God  who 
created  is  the  God  who  also  inspires  and  completely  controls  every 
nuance  of  thought  and  word  in  the  writer.  He  is  God's  creature  and 
also  God's  writer. 

In  spport  of  our  position  we  respectfully  submit  the  evidence  of 
the  following  passages  from  God's  Holy  Word : 

(1)  "O  Lord,  thou  hast  searched  me  and  known  me  .  .  .  thou 
understandest  my  thought  afar  ofif,  for  there  is  not  a  word  in  my 
tongue,  but  lo,  O  Lord,  thou  knowest  it  altogether."  Ps.  139:1,  2,  4. 

(2)  "Then  the  Lord  put  forth  his  hand,  and  touched  my  mouth, 
and  the  Lord  said  unto  me.  Behold,  I  have  put  my  words  in  thy 
mouth."     Jer.  1:9. 

(3)  "For  it  is  not  ye  that  speak,  but  the  Spirit  of  your  Father 
which   speaketh   in  you."     Matt.   10:20. 

(4)  "And  they  were  all  filled  with  the  Holy  Ghost  and  began  to 
speak  with  other  tongues,  as  the  Spirit  gave  them  utterance." 
Acts  2:4.  _ 

(5)  "The  Spirit  searcheth  all  things,  yea,  the  deep  things  of 
God.  For  what  man  knoweth  the  things  of  a  man,  save  the  spirit 
of  man  which  is  in  him?  Even  so  the  things  of  God  knoweth  no 
man,  but  the  Spirit  of  God.  Now  we  have  received  not  the  spirit  of 
the  world,  but  the  Spirit  which  is  of  God ;  that  we  might  know 
the  things  that  are  freely  given  to  us  of  God.  Which  things  also 
we  speak,  not  in  the  words  which  man's  wisdom  teacheth,  but  which 
the  Holy  Spirit  teacheth ;  combining  spiritual  things  with  spiritual 
words."     I   Cor.  2:10-13   (Last  clause,  American   Rev.) 

(6)  "Knowing  this  first  that  no  prophecy  of  Scripture  is  of  any 
private  interpretation.  For  the  prophecy  came  not  in  old  time  by  the 
will  of  man  :  but  holy  men  of  God  spake  as  they  were  moved  by  the 
Holy  Ghost."    II  Peter  1 :20-21. 

The  sound  exegesis  of  Dr.  Warfield  in  this  last  passage  from  II 
Peter  reminds  us  that  the  expression,  "were  moved  by  the  Holy 
Ghost,"  should  be  more  accurately  and  fully  rendered  with  the  words, 
"were  carried  along  by  the  Holy  Ghost." 

Respectfully  submitted, 

(Signed)  T.   B.  ANDERSON, 
W.  H.  FRAZER, 
L.  T.  GILL, 
^     W.  H.  JOHNSTON, 
J.  E.  McJUNKIN, 
T.  H.  MITCHELL, 
J.  W.   STORK. 
C.   D.   WHITELEY, 


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REPLY  TO  THE  PROTEST 

Your  committee  appointed  to  reply  to  the  protest  against 
the  licensing  of  candidate  Thomas  W.  McLean  would  make 
answer : 

Inasmuch  as  Mr.  McLean,  on  grueling  examination,  repeatedly 
and  emphatically  declared  his  bdief  in  the  plenary  inspiration  and  the 
absolute  infallibility  of  the  Scriptures  as  well  as  his  unqualified 
acceptance  of  the  doctrines  of  the  Scriptures  as  taught  in  our  Confes- 
sion of  Faith;  and 

Inasmuch  as  Mr.  McLean  declared  his  unwavering  belief  that 
the  whole  Bible,  as  specified  in  our  Standards,  not  only  contains 
but  is  the  Word  of  God,  that  his  full  purpose  is  to  preach  the  Bible 
without  question,  that  his  only  and  all-sufficient  hope  is  in  the 
crucified  and  resurrected  Christ,  and  that  he  would  unhesitatingly 
die  for  his  faith, 

Therefore,  your  committee  thinks  the  protest  most  unjust  to  Mr. 
McLean  and  that  it  is  without  ecclesiastical  or  Scriptural  foundation. 

(Signed)  CHAS.  M.  BOYD, 

JAS.   A.   JONES, 

CHAS.  R.  NISBET, 

JOHN  A.  REDHEAD,  Jr., 

A.  A.  WALKER, 

J.  M.  WALKER. 

Rev.  H.  P.  Powell  of  the  Dilworth  Methodist  Church 
and  Rev.  E.  N.  Orr  of  the  Tabernacle  Associate  Reformed 
Presbyterian  Church  were  introduced  and  invited  to  sit  as 
visiting  brethren. 

Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.,  presented  a  certificate  of 
dismissal  from  Atlanta  Presbytery. 

The  Moderator  examined  him  on  personal  piety  and  ex- 
perimental religion,  which  was  sustained  as  satisfactory. 

Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  and  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer  con- 
ducted the  examination  on  views  in  theology.  Susta^ined  as 
satisfactory. 

Mr.  Stewart  was  enrolled  as  a  member  of  this  Pres- 
bytery on  his  signing  the  Covenant. 

A  call  from  the  Plaza  Church  for  the  pastoral  services 
of  the  Rev.  J.  W.  Stewart  was  read,  found  in  order  and 
placed  in  his  hands.  He  accepted  the  call,  and  a  commission 
was  appointed  to  install  him,  as  follows : 


36  MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones  to  preside  and  propound  the  Constitutional 
questions :  Rev.  Chas.  R.  Nisbet  to  preach  the  sermon ;  Rev.  A. 
Julian  Warner  to  charge  the  pastor ;  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince  to  charge  the 
congregation;  and  Ruling  Elder  R.  H.  Lafferty. 

REPORT  OF  COMMITTEE  ON  THANKS 

The  Committee  on  Thanks  submitted  a  report  which  was 
adopted  by  a  rising  vote  and  is  as  follows : 

Mecklenburg  Presbytery  Welshes  to  express  its  sincere  thanks 
to  the  congregation,  officers  and  pastor  of  the  Second  Presbyterian 
Church  of  Charlotte  for  the  privilege  of  holding  its  152nd  Stated 
Session  in  this  church.  They  have  most  generously  supplied  our 
every  need  and  afforded  us  every  opportunity  to  do  our  work  in  the 
most  efficient  manner  possible. 

We  w^ish  especially  to  express  our  appreciation  of  the  way  in 
which  the  ladies  of  the  church  have  provided  for  us  an  abundance 
of  good  things  to  eat. 

We  suggest  that  this  report  be  adopted  by  a  rising  vote  and 
that  the  pastor  be  asked  to  convey  our  thanks  to  the  congregation 
on  next  Sunday. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

C.  N.  MORRISON, 

A.  H.  KEY. 

Rev.  Geo.  M.  Pickard  requested  the  dissolution  of  the 
pastoral  relationship  existing  between  himself  and  the 
North  Charlotte  Presbyterian  Church.  The  church  con- 
curred in  the  request  and  the  relationship  was  dissolved  as 
of  March  31,  1941. 

Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer  read  and  submitted  the  minutes  of 
the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  for  infor- 
mation and  as  a  part  of  the  records  of  the  court. 

The  Locust,  Oakboro  and  Stanfield  group  of  churches 
was  given  permission  to  secure  Rev.  H.  C.  Carmichael  as 
temporary  supply. 

The  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Charlotte  was  grant- 
ed permission  to  secure  Rev.  W.  C.  Robinson  as  supply  for 
six  months. 

Rev.  J.  G.  Garth  submitted  the  Treasurer's  report  on 
benevolences,  which  was  received  and  approved  and  is  as 
follows : 


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TREASURER'S   REPORT  ON   BENEVOLENCES 

Financial  Report  of  J.  G.  Garth,  Treasurer  Benevolences  for  Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery  for  Year  Ending  April  5,  1941. 

Disburse-     Credit 
Cause  Receipts       ments       Balanco 

Foreign  Missions  _— $  8,270.32  $  8,270.32 

Orphanages    2,002.23  2,002.23 

Assembly's    Home    Missions 3,402.37  3,402.37 

Synod's    Home    Missions 1,321.07  1,321.07 

Christian  Ed.  &  Min.  Relief 2,022.19  2,022.19 

Schools,   Colleges   &  Union   Seminary..    2,377.17  2,377.17 

Relig.   Education   &   S.   S.   Extension 729.63  729.63 

Amer.    Bible    Society 183.49  183.49 

Training  School  .. 243.55  243.55 

Relig.  Education  in  Presbytery 606.61  606.61 

Relig.    Education    in    Synod 827.34  827.34 

Montreat    Debt    12.25  12.25 

White  Cross  7.10  7.10 

Barium    College    Gift    Fund 2.00  2.00 

Presbyterial  Tax  (To  Rev.  W.  H. 

Johnston)    13.50  13.50 

Presbytery's  Home  Missions : 

Bal  on  hand  April  5,  1940..$     771.23 

Receipts,  1940-1941   21,823.43 

22,594.71     14,727.42      7,867.29 

Totals $44,615.53  $36,748.24    $7,867.29 

Assets  Liabilities 

Balance    in    Bank $7,867.29 

Two  Shares  Commercial  Bank  Stock     400.00  None 

Total $8,267.29 

Respectfully  submitted, 

J.  G.  GARTH,  Treasurer. 

I  certify  that  I  audited  the  books  of  W.  E.  Price,  Treasurer 
Mecklenburg  Presbytery  for  the  period  April  1-July  31,  1940,  at 
which  time  he  released  them  to  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  and  found  them 
correct — in  balance  with  the  statement  of  the  Bank. 


April    11.    1941. 


(Signed)  SADIE  W.  GRIER. 


This  is  to  certify  that  I  have  audited  the  books  of  the  Treasurer 
of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  (Rev.  J.  G.  Garth)  for  the  period  of 
July  31,  1940-April  5,  1941.  The  receipts  are  as  follows:  $4,203.86 
received  from  former  treasurer,  W.  E.  Price,  and  $33,107.44  from 
Churches,  Sunday  Schools,  Auxiliaries,  etc.,  making  a  total  of  %y7,- 
311.30.  The  disbursements  amount  to  $29,444,01 — leaving  a  balance  of 
$7,867.29.  This  is  in  correspondence  with  the  books  of  the  Treasurer 
and  the  bank  statiements. 

(Signed)    R.    H.    STONE. 


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COMMITTEE  ON   PRESBYTERY'S  OFFICE 

The  Special  Committee  on  the  Presbytery's  Executive 
Office  submitted  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  fol- 
lows : 

The  Committee  on  the  Presbytery's  Office  met  at  Thackers  in 
Charlotte,  Thursday,  April  10,  1941,  at  1  :00  P.  M.  The  meeting  was 
opened  and  closed  with  prayer.  Those  present  were  :  Rev.  John  A. 
Redhead,  Chairman;  Rev.  C.  M.  Boyd,  Rev.  R.  A.  Young,  Rev.  J.  M. 
Walker,  Rev.  J.  W.  Stork,  Rev.  Jas^  A.  Jones,  and  Ruling  Elder  H.  J. 
Spencer. 

Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Executive  Secretary,  was  present  by  invitation 
and  was  introduced  to  the  Committee. 

The  following  resolution  was  adopted :  That  Presbytery  be  re- 
quested to  appropriate  twelve  hundred  dollars  ($1,200),  now  in  the 
hands  of  the  Executive  Committee  of  Religious  Education,  to  the 
operation  of  the  Presbytery's  Office. 

We  recommend : 

1.  That  the  salary  of  the  office  of  secretary  be  set  by  Mr.  Stone 
in  conference  with  the  occupant  of  the  office,  not  to  exceed  the 
amount  appropriated  in  the  budget. 

2.  That  this  committee  be  dissolved. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

J.  W.  STORK,  Secretary. 

ADVISORY  COMMITTEE 

A  resolution  offered  by  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker  was  adopted 
and  is  as  follows : 

Resolved,  that  Presbytery  appoint  an  advisory  committee  to  the 
Executive  Secretary  of  the  Presbytery,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  and  that 
this  committee  consist  of  five  members,  three  of  whom  shall  auto- 
matically be  the  chairmen  of  the  three  executive  committees  of  the 
Presbytery,  Home  Missions,  Religious  Education  and  Stewardship. 
The  committe  to  be  as  follows  : 

Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  Chairman ;  W.  E.  Price ;  Rev.  C.  H. 
Rowan,  Home  Missions ;  Rev.  R.  A.  Young,  Religious  Education ;  and 
Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  Stewardship. 

REPORT  OF  COMMITTEE  ON  WOMAN'S  WORK 

Rev.  J.  C.  Grier,  Chairman,  presented  the  report  of  the 
Committee  on  Woman's  Work.  Pending  the  adoption  of 
this  report,  Mrs.  C.  L.  Potts,  President  of  the  Woman's 
Presbyterial  Auxiliary,  was  heard  with  interest  as  she 
spoke  of  the  Presbyterial's  work. 


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The  report  of  the  committee  was  adopted  and  is  as  fol- 
lows : 

We  would  call  Presbytery's  attention  to  the  wonderful  increase 
in  benevolent  contributions  by  our  women. 

We  recommend : 

1.  That  Presbytery,  by  a  rising  vote,  express  its  appreciation  to 
Mrs.  Potts  as  President  and  to  the  women  of  the  Presbyterial  Aux- 
iliary for  their  fine  report. 

2.  That  the  Chairman  of  the  Committee  on  Woman's  Work  ex- 
tend to  the  Presbyterial  the  greetings  of  Presbytery  at  the  meeting 
at  Caldwell  Memorial  Church,  April  29  and  30,  1941. 

3.  That  Presbytery  request  our  women  to  use  their  influence 
through  the  coming  year  to  secure  increased  attendance  on  the  part 
of  our  people  at  divine  service,  more  family  altars  in  our  homes  and 
more  prayer  life  on  the  part  of  all  our  people. 

J.  C.  GRIER,  Chairman. 

REPORT  OF   COMMITTEE   ON    SYNOD    MINUTES 

The  Committee  on  Minutes  of  Synod  presented  a  report 
which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Your  Committee  on  Minutes  of  Synod  would  submit  the  follow- 
ing report : 

1.  That,  in  compliance  with  direction  of  Synod  as  appears  on 
Page  272  of  the  Minutes  of  Synod,  a  Committee  on  Educational  Insti- 
tutions be  appointed  by  the  Presbytery  the  Chairman  of  which  to  be 
Synod's  representative  from  the  Presbytery  on  a  similar  Committee. 

2.  That  in  compliance  with  direction  of  Synod,  as  appears  on 
page  247  of  the  Minutes  of  Synod  the  Presbytery  institute  a  cam- 
paign which  will  insist  on  the  establishment  of  a  Family  Altar  in 
every   Presbyterian   home. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

R.  A.  YOUNG 
W.  B  NEILL. 


INSTALLATION  OF  REV.  C.  D.  WHITELEY 

The  Commission  to  install  Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley  as  pastor  of  the 
Second  Presbyterian  Church  of  Albemarle  met  at  the  church  Sun- 
day, February  2,  1941,  at  7  P.  M.  and  was  opened  with  prayer  by 
Rev.  H.  C.  Carmichael.  Present:  Rev.  J.  W.  Stork,  who  presided, 
propounded  the  Constitutional  questions  and  charged  the  pastor; 
Rev.  W.  T.  Smith,  who  preached  the  sermon  and  charged  the  con- 
gregation ;  and  Elder  T.  M.  Hartsell,  who  was  chosen  secretary. 
Rev.  C.  D,  Whiteley  was  duly  installed  according  to  the  Book  of 
Church  Order.     The  minutes  were  read  and  adopted. 

T.  M.  HARTSELL,  Sec^-etary. 


40  MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

INSTALLATION  OF  REV.  A.  W.  SHAW 

The  Commission  to  install  Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw  at  Troy  met  at  the 
church  Sunday,  March  30,  1941,  at  3:30  P.  M.  and  was  opened  with 
prayer  by  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth.  Present :  Rev.  J.  W.  Stork  who  pre- 
sided and  propounded  the  Constitutional  questions  :  Rev.  C.  R.  Nisbet 
who  preached  the  sermon;  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  who  charged  the  pastor; 
and  Elder  W.  E.  Price,  who  charged  the  congregation.  Rev.  A.  W. 
Shaw  was  duly  installed  according  to  the  Book  of  the  Church  Order 
and  pronounced  the  benediction.    The  minutes  were  read  and  adopted. 

J.  G.  GARTH,  Secretary. 

Presbytery  took  recess  for  lunch,  the  closing  prayer  be- 
ing- offered  by  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones. 

AFTERNOON  SESSION 

2:00  P.M. 
The  Presbytery  resumed  its  sessions  and  the  opening 
prayer  was  offered  by  Licentiate  Thomas  W.  McLean. 

The  Myers  Park  Church  was  granted  permission  to 
change  the  terms  of  the  call  to  their  pastor  by  increasing 
the  salary. 

INSTALLATION  OF  REV.  W.  C.  SMITH 

The  report  of  the  Commission  appointed  to  install  Rev.  W.  C. 
Smith  as  pastor  of  Lee  Park,  Altan,  and  Bethany  churches  was  read 
and  admitted  to  record  as  follows : 

The  Commission  to  install  Rev.  W.  C.  Smith  at  Lee  Park,  Altan, 
and  Bethany  met  at  Altan  Church,  Sunday  morning,  March  9,  1941, 
at  10:45,  with  the  following  members  present:  Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt, 
chairman,  Rev.  A.  H.  Key,  and  Ruling  Elders  W.  A.  Henderson  and 
John  T.  Rowell. 

The  meeting  was  called  to  order  by  the  chairman.  Elder  John  T. 
Rowell  was  elected  clerk  and  the  following  schedule  adopted : 

At  Altan ;  Rev.  A.  H.  Key  to  preach  the  sermon.  Rev.  Q.  N. 
Huneycutt  to  preside  and  propound  the  the  questions  and  charge  the 
pastor,  Elder  W.  A.  Henderson  to  charge  the  people. 

At  Bethany,  3  :00  P.  M. ;  Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt  to  preside  and  pro- 
pound the  questions,  Rev.  J.  P.  H.  McNatt  to  preach,  Mr.  W.  A.  Hen- 
derson to  charge  the  pastor.  Rev.  A.  H.  Key  to  charge  the  congrega- 
tion. 

At  Lee  Park,  7:30  P.  M.;  Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt  to  preside,  preach 
and  propound  the  questions,  Rev.  J.  P.  H.  McNatt  to  charge  the  pas- 
tor, Mr.  W.  A.  Henderson  to  charge  the  people. 

This  schedule  was  carried  out  and  Rev.  W.  C.  Smith  was  duly  in- 
stalled. After  the  service  at  Lee  Park  the  Commission  met  and  the 
minutes  were  read  and  approved. 

JOHN  T.  ROWELL,  Clerk. 

Rev.  J.  G.  Garth  reported  informally  on  the  progress  of 
the  Commission  on  the  Matthews  Church.  The  report  was 
celved  as  information  and  the  Commission  was  dissolved. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY  41 


CHRISTIAN   EDUCATION   AND   MINISTERIAL   RELIEF 

An  informal  report  on  Christian  Education  and  Minis- 
terial Relief  was  made  and  received  as  information.  Recom- 
mendations were  offered  and  adopted  as  follows : 

1.  That  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth  be  honorably  retired  from  the  active 
ministry. 

2.  That  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth  be  recommended  to  the  Ministers'  An- 
nuity Fund  for  an  annuity. 

3.  That  all  the  present  beneficiaries  of  Ministerial  Relief  be 
recommended  for  the  same  appropriation  for  the  current  year  that 
they  received  last  year,  with  the  expressed  wish  that  more  may  be 
given  if  the  way  be  clear. 

W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Chairman. 


REPORT  OF  COMMITTEE  ON  BILLS  AND  OVERTURES 

The  Standing  Committee  on  Bills  and  Overtures  pre- 
sented a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows  : 

Whereas,  there  is  a  constantly  increasing  tendency  in  our  coun- 
try to  disregard  the  Sabbath,  and  an  ever  growing  tendency  even  on 
the  part  of  many  members  in  our  own  Church  to  disregard  the  teach- 
ing of  the  Standards  of  our  Church  with  reference  to  Sabbath  ob- 
servance ;  therefore  be  it  resolved,  that  Mecklenburg  Presbytery,  in 
Stated  Session  in  the  Second  Presbyterian  Church  of  Charlotte,  N. 
C,  April  15,  1941,  respectfully  overtures  the  General  Assembly  of  1941 
to  prepare  a  pastoral  letter  on  Sabbath  observance,  appoint  a  day  for 
the  reading  of  said  letter  in  all  of  our  churches  as  far  as  practical,  and 
instruct  those  congregations  where  it  is  not  practical  to  read  the  letter 
on  the  day  appointed  to  read  it  on  a  day  as  near  thereto  as  practical. 

J.  P.  H.  McNATT,  Chairman. 

Rev.  A.  A.  McLean  of  Concord  Presbytery  was  intro- 
duced and  invited  to  sit  as  a  visiting  brother. 


REPORT  ON  SESSIONAL  RECORDS 

The  Committee  of  the  Whole  on  the  examination  of  Ses- 
sional Records  presented  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is 
as   follows  : 

1.  Sessional  Records  approved  without  exception:  Rourk,  Lee 
Park,  Myers  Park,  Waxhaw,  Lilesville,  Robinson,  Philadelphia,  Mt. 
Gilead,  Sugaw  Creek,  Camden,  Wadesboro,  Biscoe,  Caldwell  Memo- 
rial, Amity,  Williams  Memorial,  Charlotte  First,  Salem,  Paw  Creek, 
Morven,  McLean  Memorial,  Pleasant  Hill,  Community,  Central  Steele 
Creek,  Six  Mile  Creek,  Bethel,  Monroe,  Rockingham,  Sharon,  Troy, 


42  MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

Steele  Creek,  Providence,  St.  Andrews,  Plaza,  Pee  Dee,  Cameronian, 
Bethany,  Roberdell,  Brainerd,  Pageland,  Mulberry,  Norwood,  Beulah, 
Westminster,  Marston,  Marks  Creek,  Albemarle  First,  Indian  Trail, 
Thomasboro,  Ramah,  Tenth  Avenue,  Mallard  Creek,  Pineville,  Hun- 
tersville. 

2.  Exception — meetings  not  always  opened  and  closed  with 
prayer :     Hamlet,  St.  Paul,  Nevin,  Siler,  Turner,  Altan. 

3.  Exception — No  statistical  report :  Commonwealth,  Hopewell, 
Turner,  Ellerbe,  Marshville,  Matthews,  Banks,  North  Charlotte,  New- 
ell, Walkersville. 

4.  Exception — Names  of  Elders  present  at  meeting  not  included 
in  the  record :  Nevin,  Benton  Heights. 

5.  Exception — Did  not  have  required  number  of  meetings  for  the 
year :  Macedonia,  Candor,  Ellerbe,  Nevin. 

6.  Exception — Records  not  submitted  to  Presbytery :  Unionville 
Camp  Greene  (1940),  Turner  (1940),  Altan  (1940),  Matthews  (1939- 
40). 

7.  Exception — Minutes  not  approved  by  Session :  Altan,  Beth- 
lehem. 

8.  Exception — McGee  Church  has  no  date  for  one  meeting. 

9.  Exception — The  inserted  record  on  page  83  of  Wilmore  min- 
utes should  be  on  page  90. 

10.  Exception — The  West  Avenue  Church  did  not  record  the  list 
of  Sunday  School  officers  and  teachers  and  other  congregational  of- 
ficers. 

11.  Exception — No  records  were  kept  at  Cornelius  in  1936-1940. 

12.  Exception — In  the  minutes  of  the  Second  Presbyterian 
Church  of  Charlotte  the  Clerk  of  the  Session  failed  to  sign  the  min- 
utes of  April  14,  1940,  and  April  13,  1941. 

13.  Exception — No  Sessional  Records  submitted  to  this  meeting 
of  Presbytery  by  the  following  churches  :  Albemarle  Second,  Badin, 
Bethany,  Cooks  Memorial,  Locust,  Midland,  Morgan  Memorial,  Oak- 
boro,  Peachland,  Polkton,  Rehoboth,  Stanfield,  Stephenson,  Taber- 
nacle. 

We  offer  the  following  recommendations  : 

1.  That  Pastors  and  Ruling  Elders  present  at  this  meeting  of 
Presbytery  call  to  the  attention  of  their  Sessions  the  exceptions  noted 
that  they  may  be  remedied. 

2.  That  a  committee  be  appuointed  to  study  the  feasibility  of 
having  trained  workers  examine  the  Sessional  Records  in  the  office 
of  the  Executive  Secretary  of  Presbytery  during  the  first  day  of  the 
spring  meeting  so  that  an  accurate  survey  may  be  made. 

M.  B.  PRINCE,  Chairman. 


STATISTICAL  REPORT 

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of 


Mecklenburg 
Presbi^teri^ 


153RD  STATED   SESSION 
SALEM  CHURCH  -  JULY  17,  1941 

CALLED  MEETING 
CHARLOTTE   FIRST  CHURCH    -    SEPTEMBER   2,   1941 

154TH  STATED  SESSION 
HOPEWELL    CHURCH    -    OCTOBER    21,    1941 

CALLED  MEETING 
CHARLOTTE  FIRST  CHURCH   -  DECEMBER  9,  1941 

C  NEXT   STATED   SESSION 

HUNTERSVILLE  CHURCH  -  JANUARY  20,  1942 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


DOCKET  SCHEDULE 


WINTER  MEETING 

Organization    of    Presbytery 
History  and   Memorials 
Reception  of  Ministers  and  Can- 
didates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports     of     Commissions     and 
Committees 

(a)  Stewardship 

(b)  Evangelism 

(c)  Records  of  Presbytery 

(d)  Resolutions 

(e)  Foreign  Missions 
Popular     Meeting     on     Foreign 

Missions 
Election     of     Commissioners     to 

General   Assembly 
New  and  Unfinished  Business 
Place  of  Next  Meeting 
Nominate   Moderator 
Adopt  Minutes 
Adjourn 

SPRING  MEETING 

Organization    of    Presbytery 

Communion    Service 

History  and   Memorials 

Reception  of  Ministers  and  Can- 
didates 

Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 

Reports  of  Commissions  and 
Committees 

(a)  Woman's   Work 

(b)  Minister  and  His   Work 

(c)  Sessional    Records 

(d)  Synod's    Minutes 

(e)  Resolutions 

(f)  Presbytery's     Home     Mis- 
sions 

Popular  Meeting  on  Home  Mis- 
sions 

Reports  of  Treasurers  and  Trus- 
tees 

New  and  Unfinished  Business 

Place  of  Next  Meeting 

Nominate    Moderator 

Adopt    Minutes 

Adjourn 


SUMMER  MEETING      • 

Organization    of    Presbytery 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception  of  Ministers  and  Can- 
didates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 

Reports  of  Commissions  and 
Committees 

(a)  Ch.  Ed.  and  Min.  Relief 

(b)  Sabbath    Observance 

(c)  Records   of    Presbytery 

(d)  Resolutions 

(e)  Religious    Education 
Popular     Meeting    on     Religious 

Ed. 
New   and   Unfinished   Business 
Place   of   Next   Meeting 
Nominate   Moderator 
Adopt   Minutes 
Adjourn. 

FALL  MEETING 

Organization    of    Presbytery 

Communion  Service 

History  and  Memorials 

Reception  of  Ministers  and  Can- 
didates 

Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 

Reports  of  Commissions  and 
Committees 

(a)  Assembly's  Home  Missions 

(b)  Synod's  Home  Missions 

(c)  Minister  and  His  Work 

(d)  Bible  Cause 

(e)  Educational     Institutions 

(f)  Assembly's  Minutes 

(g)  Nominations 
(h)  Resolutions 

(i)    Orphans'  Home 
Popular     Meeting    on    Orphans' 

Home 
New  and  Unfinished  Business 
Place  of  Next   Meeting 
Nominate   Moderator 
Adopt  Minutes 
Adjourn 


The  Stated  Sessions  of  Presbytery  convene  at  10:00  A. 
M.  on  the  third  Tuesday  in  each  quarter. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


DIRECTORY 

Mr.  Rufus  A.  Grier,  Moderator,  Summer  Meeting. 
Rev.  C.  C.  Beam,  Moderator,  Fall  Meeting. 
Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston,  Stated  Clerk  (1943). 
Rev.  W.  A.  Nicholson,  Permanent  Clerk  (1943). 
Rev.  J.  W.  Stork,  Assistant  Clerk  (1943). 
Rev.  R.  H.  Stone.  Executive  Secretary  (1944). 
Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  Evangelist  (1944). 
Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  Publicity  Clerk. 

TRUSTEES  OF  SCHOOLS  AND  COLLEGES 

Davidson — Elected  for  Four  Years  : 

1942— Mr.  W.  H.  Belk.  Charlotte;  Mr.  H.  W.  Moore,  Charlotte; 

Mr.  T.  S.  McPheeters,  Charlotte. 
1944— Mr.  R.  A.  Dunn,  Charlotte ;  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr. 

Queens — Elected  for  Three  Years  : 

1942— Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones;  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker;  Mr.  Hunter  Mar- 
shall, Charlotte. 

1943 — Mr.  McAlister  Carson,  Charlotte;  Mr.  James  J.  Harris, 
Charlotte;  Mr.  David  Ovens.  Charlotte;  Mr.  Ivey  W. 
Stevi^art,  Charlotte. 

1944— Mr.  H.  J.  Allison.  Charlotte;  Mr.  Harry  L.  Dalton,  Char- 
lotte :  Mr.  Peter  S.  Gilchrist,  Charlotte ;  Rev.  Charles  R. 
Nisbet. 

Trustees  of  Presbytery: 

1942— Mr.  W.  H.  Abernathy,  Charlotte. 
1943— Mr.  T.  R.  Stewart.  Charlotte. 
1944 — Mr.  W.  A.  Henderson,  Monroe. 

Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work: 

Chairman — Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer., 

1942— Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet;  Mr.  H.  J.  Spencer,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer;  Mr.  J.  W.  Thompson,  Charlotte. 
1944— Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr. ;  Mr.  Rufus  A.  Grier,  Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE  COMMITTEES 

Home  Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.   C.   H.   Rowan. 

1942— Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan ;  Rev.  J.  E.  Mcjunkin ;  Rev.  D.  P.  Mc- 
Geachy,  Jr.;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte;  Mr.  W.  H.  Belk, 
Charlotte. 

1943— Rev.  J.  C.  Grier;  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.;  Rev.  C.  D.  White- 
ley;  Mr.  W.  R.  Garrison,  Charlotte. 

1944— Rev.  J.  Walton  Stev/art,  Jr.;  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker;  Rev.  R.  E. 
Watts;  Mr.  C.  A.  Bland,  Wadesboro;  Mr.  Morgan  B.  Spier, 
Charlotte. 


4  MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

Religious  Education: 

Chairman — Rev.  R.  A.  Young. 

1942— Rev.  R.  A.  Young ;  Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor ;  Mr.  Douglas  Aitken, 

Charlotte ;  Dr.  R.  H.  Lafferty,  Charlotte. 
1943^Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt;  Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner;  Mr.  H.  J. 

Allison,  Charlotte;  Mr.  Hunter  Marshall.  Charlotte. 
1944— Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy;  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas;  Mr.  Thomas 

Graham,  Charlotte;  Mr,  R.  L.  Price,  Charlotte. 

PERMANENT  COMMITTEES 

Advisory  Committee  to   the   Executive   Secretary: 

Chairman — Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr. 

.     1942— Rev.  C  H.   Rowan ;  Rev.  R.  A.  Young. 

1943— Rev.  J.  G.  Garth ;  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr. ;  Mr.  W.  E. 
Price,  Charlotte. 

Assembly's    Home   Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson. 

1942— Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson;  Mr.  C.  B.  Choate  R.  3,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves;  Dr.  E.  H.  Hand,  Pineville. 
1944— Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor;  Mr.  E.  M.  Neel,  R.  3,  Charlotte. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr.  J.  P.  Robinson,  Charlotte. 

1942— Mr.  J.  P.  Robinson,  Charlotte. 
1943— Mr.  J.  D.  Ramsey,  Charlotte. 
1944— Mr.  H.  H.  DeArmon.   Charlotte. 

Bible   Cause: 

Chairman — Rev.  E.  V.  Wiley. 

1942— Rev.  E.  V.  Wiley;  Mr.  Guy  M.  Neel,  Charlotte. 

1943 — ^Rev.    A.    Julian    Warner;    Mr.    Rufus    A.    Grier,    Route    3, 

Charlotte. 
1944— Rev.  W.  B.  Neill;  Mr.  C.  S.  Massey,  Waxhaw. 

Christian  Education  and   Ministerial  Relief: 

Chairman — Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston. 

1942— Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston;  Mr.  B.  Frank  Matthews,  Charlotte. 
1943_Rev.  J.  W.  Stork;  Mr.  Edward  G.  Hayes,  R.  5,  Charlotte. 
1944 — Rev.  F.  R.  McAlister :  Mr.  James  W.  Armstrong,  Charlotte. 

Educational   Institutions: 

Chairman — Rev.   C.  D.  Whiteley. 

1942— Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley;  Mr.  Morgan  B.  Spier,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.;  Mr.  J.  E.  McLauchlin,  Hamlet. 
1944 — Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner;  Mr.  McAlister  Carson,  Charlotte. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


Evangelism: 

Chairman — Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet. 

1942— Rev.  C  R.  Nisbet ;  Mr.  L.  M.  Oglukian,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  J.  E.  Mcjunkin;  Mr.  Paul  R.  Shean,  Charlotte. 
1944— Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely;  Mr.  Nat  C  White,  Charlotte. 

Examinations : 

1.  Experimental  Piety — The  Moderator. 

2.  Academic    Studies— 1942,    Rev.    W.    H.    Eubank;    1943,    Rev. 
Hunter  B.  Blakely;  1944,  Rev.  W.  R.  Buhler. 

3.  Languages— 1942,   Rev.   W.   W.  Akers ;   1943,   Rev.  John  A. 
Redhead,  Jr.;  1944,  Rev.  J.  L.  Russell. 

4.  Natural  and  Exact  Sciences — 1942,  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer;  1943, 
Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones ;  1944,  Rev.  P.  H.  Gwynn. 

5.  Mental  and  Moral  Philosophy— 1942,  Rev.  Julian  S.  Sibley; 
1943,  Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet;  1944,  Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet. 

6.  English  Bible,  Ethics,  Logic  and  Rhetoric— 1942,  Rev.  J.  W. 
Grier;  1943,  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas;  1944.  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones. 

7.  Church  History— 1942,  Rev.  W.  W.  Akers;  1943,  Rev.  J.  G. 
Garth;  1944,  Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakey. 

8.  Theology— 1942.    Rev.    A.    S.    Johnson;    1943,    Rev.    W.    H. 
Frazer;  1944,  Rev.  Chas.  M.  Boyd. 

9.  Church   Government   and   Sacraments— 1942,   Rev.  Julian   S. 
Sibley;  1943,  Rev.  W.  T.  Smith;  1944,  Rev.  Wm.  A.  Brown. 

10.     Thesis,    Exegesis    and    Popular    Lecture— 1942.    Rev.    C.    H. 
Rowan;  1943,  Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet;  1944,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone. 

Foreign    Missions: 

Chairman— Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet. 

1942— Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves ;  Mr.  R.  L.  Willis,  R.  9,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet;  Mr.  L.  S.  Boyd,  Charlotte. 
1944— Rev.  B.  F.  Yandell ;  Dr.  Oren  Moore. 

Nominations: 

Chairman — Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley. 

1942— Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer;  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston;  Mr.  Thomas  M. 

Glasgow,  Charlotte. 

1943— Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte;  Mr.  H.  J. 
Spencer,  Charlotte. 

1944— Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan;   Rev.   R.  H.   Stone;   Dr.  Oren   Moore, 

Charlotte. 

Orphans*  Home: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  M.  Walker. 

1942— Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  Mr.  Paul  R.  Shean,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  A.  H.  Key;  Mr.  Philip  F.  Howerton,  Charlotte. 
1944— Rev.  J.  C.  Grier;  Mr.  J.  P.  Sifford,  Albemarle. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


Sabbath  Obsenrance: 

Chairman — Rev.  Wriston  Hartsell. 

1942— Rev.  C  N.  Morrison ;  Mr.  W.  S.  Biggers,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  Wriston  Hartsell;   Mr.  C.  A.  Bland,  Wadesboro. 
1944 — Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw;  Mr.  E.  G.  Cochrane,  Charlotte. 

Stewardship: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  G.  Garth. 

1942— Mr,  H.  J.  Allison,  Charlotte ;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte. 

1943— Rev.  J.  G.  Garth;  Rev.  S.  B.  McLean. 

1944 — Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves ;  Dr.  Thos  D.  Sparrow,  Charlotte. 

Synod's  Home  Missions: 

Chairman— Rev.  J.  P.  H.  McNatt. 

1942_Rev.  J.  P.  H.  McNatt ;  Mr.  J.  E.  McLauchlin,  Hamlet. 
1943— Rev.  C  H.  Little ;  Mr.  W.  R.  Sadler,  Paw  Creek. 
1944_Rev.  A.  A.  Walker;  Mr.  L.  S.  Boyd,  Charlotte. 

Woman's  Work: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  C.  Grier. 

1942_Rev.  W.  R.  Buhler;  Dr.  L.  W.  Hovis,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  J.  C.  Grier ;  Mr.  W.  A.  Jamison,  Charlotte. 
1944 — Rev.  C.  N.  Morrison;  Mr.  G.  B.  Chapman,  Charlotte. 

SPECIAL  COMMITTEE 
Christian  Educaton  Movement: 

Chairman — Mr.   McAlister  Carson. 

Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.;  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker;  Rev.  R.  E. 
Watts;  Mr.  McAlister  Carson,  Charlotte;  Dr.  Hamilton  McKay, 
Charlotte. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


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5.  R.  J.  Mcllwaine 

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6.  W.  C.  McLauchlin,  D.D. 

49. 

7.  C.  H.  Little 

50. 

8.  R.   S.   Burwell,   D.D. 

51. 

9.  A.    S.   Johnson,   D.D. 

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10.  J.   G.   Garth 

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11.  J.  W.  Stork.   D.D. 

12.  R    H.   M.   Brown 

55. 

13.  J.  M.  Walker,  D.D. 

5;>. 

14.  W.  C.  Underwood 

57. 

15.  L.  H.  Query 

53. 

16.  W.  H.   Frazer,  D.D. 

59. 

17.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  Th.D. 

60. 

18.  T.    F.   Huneycutt 

ol. 

19.  M.   E.'Peabody 

62. 

20.  W.    B.    S.    Chandler 

63. 

21.  A.  A.   Walker,  D.D. 

64. 

22.  C.  C.  Beam 

65. 

23.  S.  B.  McLean 

66. 

24.  W.  H.  Johnston 

67. 

25.  J.  C.   McGehee 

68. 

26.  C.  H.  Rowan 

69. 

27.  B.  F.  Yandell 

70. 

28.  A.  L.  McDuffie 

71. 

29.  C.   R.   Nisbet,   D.D. 

72. 

30.  W.  C  Copeland 

7Z. 

31.  J.  C.  Grier 

74. 

32.  W.   G.  Thomas 

75. 

33.  T.   R.  Alexander 

76. 

34.  A.  T.  Taylor 

77. 

35.  W.  W.  Akers,  D.D. 

78. 

36.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 

79. 

Z7.  H.  C  Carmichael 

80. 

38.  W.  A.  Nicholson 

81. 

39.  W  .B.  Neill 

82. 

40.  A.  H.  Fraser 

83. 

41.  M.  R.  Gibson 

84. 

42.  J.  P.  H.  McNatt 

85. 

43.  C  D.  Whiteley,  D.D. 

80. 

R.  A.  Young,  D.D. 

C.  M.  Boyd.  D.D. 
Julian   S.   Sibley,  D.D. 

D.  P.   McGeachy,  Jr. 
.\.  H.  Key 

E.  V.  Wiley 
Leonard  T.  Gill 
Alfred  L.  Roberts 
W.   L   Howell,  Jr. 
Theo.   B.  Anderson 

D.  K.  Snyder 

John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  D.D. 

Wriston    Hartsell 

W  .C.  C.  Foster 

W.    C.    Smith 

J.  C.  Neville 

Ben   T.    Harrop 

J.  E.  Mcjunkin 

1  homas   H.   Mitchell 

C.   N.    Morrison 

W.  H.  Eubank 

W.  T.  Smith 

Hunter  B.  Blakely,  D.D. 

Jas.  A.  Jones,  D.D. 

H.  L.  Reaves 

A.  Julian  Warner 

J.   S   Nisbet,   D.D. 

J.  L.  Russell 

W.  R.  Buhler 

J  no.  R.  Rosebro,  D.D. 

A.   W.    Shaw 

F.  R.  McAlister 
Neill  R.  McGeachy 
R.   H.   Stone 

R.  E.  Watts 

J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr. 

Gary   R.   Blain,   D.D. 

Wm.   A.   Brown 

P.  H.  Gwynn,  Jr.,  Ph.D. 

W.   A.   Alexander,   D.D. 

E.  L.  Flanagan 
L.  L.  Little,  D.D. 
Paul  P.  Thrower 


THE  ONE  HUNDRED  FIFTY-THIRD  STATED 

SESSION  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

Salem  Church,  Pageland,  S.  C. 

July  17,  1941. 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  met  in  its  One  Hundred 
Fifty-third  Stated  Session  in  the  Salem  Presbyterian  Church 
at  10:00  A.  M.,  was  called  to  order  by  the  Moderator,  Rev. 
J.  W.  Grier,  and  was  opened  with  prayer  by  Rev.  W.  B. 
Niell. 

The  Moderator,  Rev.  J.  W.  Grier,  preached  the  opening 
sermon  on  the  subject,  "The  Way  To  Emmaus,"  from  the 
text,  Luke  24  :32. 

The  Roll — The  following  were  present  and  were  en- 
rolled or  were  enrolled  during  the  meeting  of  Presbytery: 

Ministers:  J.  W.  Grier,  R.  J.  Mcllwaine,  C.  H.  Little,  J.  W. 
Stork,  J.  M.  Walker,  W.  H.  Frazer,  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  T.  F.  Huney- 
cutt,  W.  H.  Johnston,  C  H.  Rowan,  B.  F.  Yandell,  C.  R.  Nisbet, 
J.  C.  Grier.  W.  G.  Thomas,  A.  T.  Taylor,  M.  B.  Prince,  W.  A. 
Nicholson,  W.  B.  Neill,  M.  R.  Gibson,  J.  P.  H.  McNatt,  R  A. 
Young,  C.  M.  Boyd,  J.  S.  Sibley,  A.  H.  Key,  E.  V.  Wiley, 
T.  B.  Anderson,  D.  K.  Snyder,  J.  A.  Redhead,  Wriston  Hartsell, 
W.,C.  Smith,  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  T.  H.  Mitchell,  C  N.  Morrison,  G.  M. 
Pickard,  H.  B.  Blakely,  J.  A.  Jones,  H.  L.  Reaves,  A.  J.  Warner, 
J.  S.  Nisbet,  W.  R  Buhler,  J.  R.  Rosebro,  A.  W.  Shaw,  R  E. 
Watts,  R.  H.  Stone,  N:  R.  McGeachy,  F.  R.  McAlister,  J.  W. 
Stewart,  Carey  R.  Blain. — 48. 

Ruling  Elders:  J.  A.  Little,  Albemarle  First;  J.  Kirk  Alex- 
ander. Banks ;  Geo.  F.  Boone,  Benton  Heights ;  I.  D.  Crowell, 
Bethlehem;  J.  P.  Belk.  Beulah;  W.  M.  Bullard,  Cameronian ;  C.  F. 
McPherson,  Camp  Greene;  C.  B.  Choate,  Central  Steele  Creek; 
Philip  F.  Howerton,  Charlotte  First;  J.  H.  McLesky,  Charlotte 
Second ;  R.  F.  Dunn,  Cooks  Memorial ;  J.  H.  McReae,  Ellerbe ;  J.  T. 
,  Henderson,  Huntersville ;  T.  A.  Biggers,  Indian  Trail;  J.  K. 
McLaughlin,  Mallard  Creek;  E.  E.  Marsh,  Marshville ;  Edward  G. 
Hayes,  McGee;  H.  T.  Duncan,  Monroe  First;  Tommie  Lee,  Mor- 
gan Memorial;  V.  L.  Wall,  Morven ;  E.  D.  Warner,  Mt.  Carmel; 
L.  M.  Crowell,  Mt.  Gilead;  O.  C.  Utley,  Mulberry;  Hamilton 
McKay,  Myers  Park;  John  Russell,  Newell;  B.  B.  Young,  North 
Charlotte;  H.  H.  Houston,  Pageland;  T.  V.  Howell,  Peachland ; 
W.  M.  Junker,  Philadelphia;  W.  A.  Rogers,  Pineville ;  J.  Clyde 
White,  Plaza;  Osmond  Barber,  Providence;  E.  S.  Earnhardt,  Aam- 
ah;  W.  W.  Faires,  Robinson;  W.  E.  Green,  Salem;  R.  W.  Black- 
welder,  St.  Andrews:  J.  W.  Kiser,  St.  Paul;  T.  F.  Black,  Sharon; 
S.  L.  La  Frage,  Six  Mile  Creek;  R.  A.  Grier,  Steele  Creek;  W.  S. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


Abernethy,  Sugaw  Creek;  C  W.  Safrit,  Troy;  C.  A.  Bland,  Wades- 
boro;  T.  R.  Nisbet,  Waxhaw;  David  Hirst,  West  Avenue;  J.  L. 
Capps,   Westminster;    Frank   Armstrong,    Williams    Memorial. — 47. 

Visiting  Brethren:  The  follow^ing  w^ere  introduced  and  invited 
to  sit  as  visiting  brethren :  Rev.  W.  C.  Robinson,  North  Alabama 
Presbytery;  Rev.  J.  M.  Gettys,  Bethel  Presbytery;  Rev.  J.  A. 
Alclntyre,  Pee  Dee  Presbytery;  Rev.  F.  B.  Estes,  Charleston  Pres- 
bytery ;  Rev.  Carey  R.  Blain,  Guerrant  Presbytery. — 5. 

HISTORY  OF  SALEM  CHURCH 

The  History  of  Salem  Church  was  read  by  Rev.  R.  H. 
Stone.  It  was  adopted  for  printing  in  the  minutes  and  is 
as  follows : 

History   of   Salem    Presbyterian   Church 

In  1897,  at  the  invitation  of  Mr.  John  Richardson,  an  evange- 
listic meeting  w^as  conducted  in  a  brush  arbor  near  Mills  school 
house  by  the  Rev.  M.  C.  Arrowood.  At  the  close  of  the  revivel 
services,  a  church  was  organized  with  fifteen  members'.  Mr. 
Richardson  and  Mr.  W.  E.  Green  were  elected  and  installed  ruling 
elders. 

After  the  completion  of  the  organization,  a  church  building 
was  erected  on  the  present  site,  this  being  made  possible  by  the 
religious  fervor  and  the  generosity  of  Mr.  Richardson,  who  gave 
liberally  of  his  time  and  of  his  money.  Mr.  Richardson  was  the 
outstanding  Christian  character  in  the  community  and  whatever 
was-  accomplished  was  due  to  this  good  man,  and  Salem  Church 
stands  today  as  a  monument  to  his  memory.  Mr.  Richardson  was 
for  twenty  years  the  superintendent  of  the  Sunday  School.  He 
died  in  1924  and  his  body  now  lies  in  the  cemetery  near  the 
church  he  loved. 

There  is  just  one  surviving  charter  member,  Mr.  W.  E.  Green, 
who  has  been  a  ruling  elder  for  forty-four  years,  and  is  here  today 
as  the  representative  of  his  church  in  the  first  meeting  of  Presby- 
tery   at    Salem    Church. 

This  church,  truly  a  home  mission  church,  has  been  the  one 
light  in  years  gone  by  in  a  community  of  darkness  and  of  sin  and 
has  had  its  trials.  It  seemed  one  time  as  if  it  would  cease  to  be 
and  be  dissolved  when  the  Rev.  A.  J.  Crane  in  the  year  1910  was 
called  as  pastor.  During  Mr.  Crane's  pastorate,  the  church  took 
on  new  life.  He,  with  the  assistance  of  the  superintendent  of 
home  missions  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery,  conducted  two  meet- 
ings in  which  fifty-nine  were  added  to  the  church  on  profession 
of  faith.  Out  of  this  number  are  the  leaders  and  officers  of  the 
church  today.  Mr.  Turner  Phillips  became  superintendent  of 
the  Sunday  School  soon  after  the  death  of  Mr.  Richardson,  acting 
in  that  capacity  until  1939  when  he  was  succeeded  by  the  present 
superintendent,  Mr.  Bert  Lowery.  Mr.  George  Watts  became  the 
teacher  of  the  Bible  class,  a  position  he  has  so  efficiently  filled  up 
to    the    present    time. 


10  MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

During  the  past  five  years  the  church  has  shown  the  greatest 
development  spiritually  and  in  every  other  way.  The  grounds  have 
been  beautified,  the  church  building  has  been  remodelled,  and  four 
Sunday  School  rooms  have  been  built  at  the  cost  of  $1,200.  This 
improvement  was  made  possible  by  the  assistance  and  co-operation 
of  the  Rev.  R.  J.  Mcllwain,  former  evangelist  of  Union  County,  the 
Men's  Bible  Class  of  Caldwell  Memorial  Church,  and  Mr.  W.  H. 
Belk,  and  the  earnest  and  self-denial  co-operation  of  the  members. 
We  had  hoped  to  have  the  building  dedicated  at  this  meeting  of 
Presbytery,  but  we  still  have  a  debt  of  $147.00. 

We  have  a  well-organized  Sunday  School  and  a  Woman's 
Auxiliary.  Since  our  people  are  so  scattered,  our  greatest  need 
at  the  present  time  is  a  bus  which  will  cost  probably  $150.00.  Our 
prospects  have  never  been  brighter  and  if  we  can  complete  our 
equipment,  a  great  work  will  have  been  accomplished  for  the  Master. 

Ministers 

1897-1910— Rev.  M.  C.  Arrowood,  Dr.  White,  and  Dr.  William 
Black,    and    others. 

1910-1917— Rev.  A.  J.  Crane. 

1917-1919— Rev.  R.  S.  Latimer. 

1919-1921— Rev.  R.    L.    Patrick. 

1923-1927— Rev.  W.   P.   Chedester. 

1929-1931— Rev.  J.  A.    Mclntyre. 

1931-1934— Rev.  L  N.  Clegg. 

1935-        —Rev.  L.  T.  Gill. 

Present    Elders    and    Deacons 
Elders — W.    E.    Green,    W.    T.    Phillips,    George    Watts,    George 
Timmons,  Lee   Sikes,  Lee  Watts. 

Deacons — Bert  Lowery,  H.  L.  Rayfield,  Percy  Rayfield,  Eddie 
Lee  Sikes,  Hezekiah  Watts,  Monroe  Watts,  Floyd  Watts,  Tom 
Moore. 

LEONARD    T.    GILL, 

GEORGE  TIMMONS,   Clerk  of   Sessions. 

ELECTION  OF   MODERATOR 

Ruling  Elder  Rufus  A.  Grier,  who  was  nominated  at 
the  last  stated  meeting,  was  elected  Moderator  by  acclama- 
tion. 

STANDING  COMMITTEES 

The  Moderator  appointed  the  following  standing  com- 
mittees : 

Arrangements — R.  H.  Stone  and  W.  E.  Greene. 

Bills  and  Overtures— J.  W.  Grier,  J.  S.  Sibley,  V.  L.  Wall. 

Judicial— A.  A.  Walker,  S.  B.  McLean,  C.A.  Bland. 


MINUTES  OF  MFXKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY  11 


Records  of  Presbytery — A.  Julian  Warner,  Neill  R.  Mc- 
Geachy,  R.  F.  Dunn. 

Resolutions — J.  Walton  Stewart,  F.  R.  McAlister,  A.  W. 
Shaw. 

REPORT    ON    ARRANGEMENTS 

The  Committee  on  Arrangements  made  the  following 
report,  which  was  adopted  : 

1.  Convene   at   10:00  A.   M. 

2.  Take  recess  for  lunch  at  12:30  P.  M.  (Take  recess 
at  3:30  P.  M.  for  a  watermelon  feast). 

3.  Reconvene  at  1  :30  P.  M.  for  the  afternoon  session. 

^.  Religious  Education  Committee's  report  and  pop- 
ular meeting  first  order  of  the  afternoon  session. 

5.     Adjourn  at  will. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The  following  communications  were  read  and  disposed 
of  as   follows : 

1.  Rev.  R.  P.  Walker  returned  the  call  from  the  McGee 
Church  and  requested  a  certificate  of  dismissal  to  Macon 
Presbytery.    This  request  was  granted. 

2.  Candidate  William  Monroe  Wicker  requested  a 
transfer  to  the  Presbytery  of  Wilmington.     It  was  granted. 

3.  Candidate  John  Graham  Spurrier  requested  a  trans- 
fer to  the  Presbytery  of  Pine  BlufT.    This  was  granted. 

4.  A  communication  was  received  from  Dr.  Donald  W. 
Richardson,  Chairman  of  the  General  Assembly's  Commit- 
tee on  Evangelism,  with  reference  to  Presbytery's  contri- 
bution to  the  support  of  the  Assembly's  Committee  on 
Evangelism.  This  was  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Stew- 
ardship. (It  was  later  withdrawn  and  referred  to  the  Com- 
mittee on  Evangelism.) 

5.  A  communication  from  President  Louis  C.  LaMotte 
containing  some  information  and  suggestions  relative  to 
the  Presbyterian  Junior  College  was  referred  to  the  per- 


12  MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

manent  committee  on  Schools  and  Colleges  for  report  at 
the  fall  session  of  Presbytery. 

6.  Rev.  George  M.  Pickard  requested  a  certificate  of 
dismissal  to  Fayetteville   Presbytery,  which  was   granted. 

7.  Rev.  S.  B.  McLean  submitted  his  resignation  as  a 
member  of  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work, 
to  become  effective  immediately.  The  resignation  was  ac- 
cepted and  the  vacancy  was  referred  to  the  Committee  on 
Nominations. 

DR.  T.  A.  SMITH   RESIGNS  NEWELL  PASTORATE 

Rev.  T.  A.  Smith  requested  the  dissolution  of  the  pas- 
toral relationship  existing  between  himself  and  the  Newell 
Church,  because  the  condition  of  his  health  would  not  per- 
mit his  continuing  in  that  work.  The  church  concurred 
in  the  request,  and  the  pastorate  was  dissolved. 

THOMASBORO  SUPPLYSHIP    TERMINATED 

Dr.  S.  C.  Byrd  (Bethel  Presbytery)  and  the  Thomas- 
boro  Church  concurred  in  a  request  for  the  termination  of 
the  Stated  Supplyship  existing  between  them.  The  request 
was  granted  and  the  relationship  terminated  as  of  July  1, 
1941. 


RECEPTION    OF    REV.    CARY    R.    BLAIN 

Rev.  Cary  R.  Blain  presented  a  certificate  of  transfer 
from  the  Presbytery  of  Guerrant  and  made  application  to 
be  received  as  a  member  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery.  His 
credentials  were  received  and  Presbytery  proceeded  to  the 
customary  examinations. 

The  examination  on  experimental  religion  was  con- 
ducted by  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker  and  was  sustained  as  satis- 
factory. 

The  examination  touching  the  applicant's  views  in  the- 
ology was  conducted  by  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead  and  Rev. 
W.  H.  Frazer  and  was  sustained  as   satisfactory. 

Rev.  A.  H.  Key  conducted  the  examination  on  views 
in  Church  Government,  which  was  sustained  as  satisfactory. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY  13 

Rev.  Cary  R.  Blain  was  then  enrolled  as  a  member  of 
Mecklenburg  Presbytery  after  signing  the  obligations  re- 
quired of  its  ministers  by  the   Presbytery. 

Calls  from  the  Ellerbe,  Mt.  Carmel  and  Norman  Churches 
for  the  pastoral  services  of  Rev.  Cary  R.  Blain  were  read 
and  referred  to  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His 
Work. 

PASTOR'S  SALARY  INCREASED 

The  Second  Presbyterian  Church  of  Charlotte  requested 
permission  to  increase  the  pastor's  salary  to  $600.00  per 
month.  The  request  was  granted  to  be  effective  from  April 
1,  1941. 

CALL  GIVEN  TO  REV.  B.  FRANK  YANDELL 

The  North  Charlotte  Church  presented  a  call  for  the 
pastoral  services  of  Rev.  B.  Frank  Yandell.  Mr.  Yandell 
requested  the  permission  of  Presbytery  to  hold  the  call  and 
continue  as  stated  supply  for  the  North  Charlotte  Church 
until  the  Fall  Meeting  of  Presbytery.  This  request  was 
granted. 

CALL  FOR  REV.  WM.  A  BROWN 

A  call  from  the  St.  Paul  Church  for  the  pastoral  services 
of  Rev.  William  A.  Brown  was  read  and  the  church  was 
given  permission  to  prosecute  the  call  before  Fayetteville 
Presbytery. 

CALLS   FROM   THE  ELLERBE   GROUP  APPROVED 

The  calls  from  the  Ellerbe,  Mt.  Carmel  and  Norman 
Churches  for  the  pastoral  services  of  Rev.  Cary  R.  Blain 
were  approved  by  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His 
Work  and  placed  in  his  hands.  He  signified  his  purpose 
to  accept  the  calls,  and  the  followng  commission  was  ap- 
pointed   to    install    him    in    that    pastorate: 

Rev.  A.  A.  Walker,  Rev.  J.  W.  Stork,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone 
and  Ruling  Elders  W.  E.  Price  and  W.  H.  Belk,  any  two 
ministers  and  one  elder  to  be  a  quorum.  The  details  of  the 
installation  services  to  be  arranged  by  the  commission  and 
the  churches. 


14  MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


CANDIDATES  FOR  THE  MINISTRY   RECEIVED 

Rev.  John  A.  Redhead  presented  Mr.  Andrew  Ausker 
Hill  and  Mr.  Joseph  Hamilton  McLeskey,  members  of  the 
Charlotte  Second  Church,  who  came  asking  to  be  received 
under  the  care  of  Presbytery  as  candidates  for  the  ministry. 
Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston,  Chairman  of  the  Committee  on  Chris- 
tian Education  and  Ministerial  Relief,  read  the  formal  ap- 
plications with  the  recommendation  that  they  be  examined 
for  reception  as  candidates. 

The  examination  on  experimental  religion  was  con- 
ducted by  Rev.  C.  M.  Boyd,  and  Rev.  W.  B.  Neill  conducted 
the  examination  on  motives  for  seeking  the  ministry.  These 
examinations  were  sustained  as  satisfactory.  The  Moder- 
ator propounded  the  Constitutional  questions,  which  were 
answered  satisfactorily.  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead  delivered 
the  charge  to  the  applicants  and  led  in  prayer  on  their 
behalf.  Andrew  Ausker  Hill  and  Joseph  Hamilton  Mc- 
Leskey, Jr.,  were  then  enrolled  as  candidates  for  the  min- 
istry under  the  care  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery. 

Candidate  E.  H.  Overcash  was  recommended  to  the  Co- 
lumbia Theological  Seminary. 

COMMISSIONERS'    REPORT 

The  following  Commissioners  to  the  General  Assembly 
reported  on  their  attendance  at  same  :  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer, 
Rev.  H.  B.  Blakely,  Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor,  Rev.  R.  A.  Young, 
and  Ruling  Elders  R.  A.  Grier  and  V.  L.  Wall.  Their  re- 
ports were  received  and  their  diligence  commended. 

REPORTS  ON  INSTALLATION  OF  PASTORS 

The  following  commissions  appointed  by  presbytery  to 
install  pastors  presented  their  reports,  which  were  received 
and  admitted  to  record : 

Report  of  the  Commission  to  Install  Rev.  A.   H.  Key 

The  Commission  to  install  Rev.  A.  H.  Key,  pastor  of  the  Taber- 
nacle Church  met  Sunday,  May  4,  1941  at  11  A.  M.  and  was  called 
to  order  by  the  moderator,  Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  before  the  service 
and  was  opened  by  prayer  by  Rev.  W.  C.  Smith.  J.  C.  Smith, 
elder,  was  elected  clerk.  Rev.  W.  C.  Smith  preached,  Rev.  Q.  N. 
Honeycut  propounded  the  Constitutional  questions.  Rev.  M.  R.  Gib- 
son charged  the  pastor,  Elder  Harvey  Morrison  addressed  the  mem- 
bers of  the  church.  After  the  service  the  minutes  were  read  and 
approved.  The  commission  was  closed  with  prayer  by  Rev.  M.  R. 
Gibson. 

J.  C.  SMITH,  Clerk. 


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The  Commission,  appointed  by  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  to  install 
Rev.  A.  H.  Key  as  pastor  of  the  Bethlehem  Presbyterian  Church, 
met  at  the  church  at  7:45  P.  M.,  May  4,  1941,  and  was  constituted 
with  prayer  by  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston.  Organization  was  completed 
with  Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt  as  Chairman  and  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston 
as  clerk  of  the  Commission.  Present :  Minister,  Q.  N.  Huneycutt, 
W.  B.  Neill,  W.  H.  Johnston;  and  Elder  W.  H.  Belk. 

Installation  service  began  at  8  o'clock.  The  sermon  was  preached 
by  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston  from  the  text,  Hebrews  1  :7. 

In  response  to  the  constitutional  questions  the  pastor-elect  and 
the  people  gave  assent  to  the  necessary  vows.  The  Chairman  de- 
clared the  pastoral  relationship  duly  established  "agreeably  to  the 
Word  of  God  and  according  to  the  Constitution  of  the  Presbyterian 
Church  in  the  United  States. 

A  solemn  charge  was  delivered  to  the  pastor  by  Rev.  W.  B.  Neill 
and  a  like  charge  to  the  congregation  by  Elder  W.  H.  Belk.  The 
benediction  was  pronounced  by  the  pastor.  Rev.  A.  H.  Key.  The 
congregation  extended  a  cordial  reception  to  their  pastor. 

The  Commission  adopted  the  minutes  and  was  adjourned  with 
prayer  by  Rev.  W.   B.  Neill. 

Q.  N.  HUNEYCUTT,  Chairman, 

W.   H.   JOHNSTON,   Clerk. 

Albemarle,  N.  C,  May  4,  1941. 

The  Commission  appointed  by  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  to  install 
the  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts  as  pastor  of  the  First  Presbyterian  Church  at 
Albemarle,  N.  C,  met  at  the  church  and  was  constituted  with  prayer 
by  the  Chairman  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas  of  Wadesboro,  N.  C. 

Those  present  were,  Chairman  W.  G.  Thomas  Dr.  J.  A.  Redhead, 
Dr.  J.  S.  Nisbet,  Dr.  J.  M.  Gettys  and  N.  C.  White. 

Elder  N.  C.  White  was  appointed  to  act  as  secretary. 

Dr.  Redhead  preached  a  soul-stirring  inspirational  sermon,  taking 
his  text  from  the  thirtieth  and  thirty-first  verses  of  the  sixteenth 
chapter  of  the  Acts  of  the  Apostles. 

The  constitutional  questions  were  propounded  to  the  pastor  and 
congregation  by  Rev.  Mr.  Thomas.  A  very  solemn  charge  was  de- 
livered to  the  pastor  by  Dr.  Nisbet  and  a  like  charge  to  the  congre- 
•gation  was  delivered  by  Dr.  J.  M.  Gettys  of  Queens  College. 

The  congregation  was  dismissed  with  the  benediction  by  the  new 
pastor  after  which  a  warm  reception  was  tendered  him  by  the  mem- 
bers and  visiting  friends. 

The  minutes  were  read  and  approved  and  th'C  meeting  of  the  Com- 
mission was  closed  with  prayer  by  Dr.   Gettys. 

N.  C.  WHITE,  Secretary. 

The  Commission  appointed  by  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  to  install 
Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.,  as  pastor  of  the  Plaza  Presbyterian 
Church  met  in  the  pastor's  study  Sunday  evening,  May  4th  at 
7:45  P.  M.  Present:  Ministers,  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.;  C.  R.  Nisbet,  A. 
Julian  Warner  and   Elder   R.   H.   Lafferty.     Rev.   A.   Julian   Warner 


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was  elected  clerk.  The  meeting  was  opened  with  prayer.  The 
order  of  the  installation  service  was  arranged  and  the  commission 
began  the  service  at  8  o'clock. 

Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones  presided.  Rev.  C  R.  Nisbet  preached  the  ser- 
mon from  the  text :  "Now  therefore  ye  are  no  more  strangers  and 
foreigners,  but  fellow-citizens  with  the  saints,  and  of  the  house-hold 
of  God."  Eph.  2:19.  Rev.  J.  A.  Jones  propounded  the  constitutional 
questions  to  the  congregation  and  the  pastor-elect  according  to  the 
Book  of  Church  Order  paragraphs  137-140.  Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner 
charged  the  pastor.  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  charged  the  congrega- 
tion. Rev  C.  R.  Nisbet  offered  the  installation  prayer.  After  the 
service  the  Commission  met,  heard  the  reading  of  the  minutes, 
adopted  the  minutes  and  adjourned. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

A.  JULIAN  WARNER,  Clerk  of  Commission. 

The  Commission  appointed  to  install  Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy 
in  the  Sugaw  Creek  Church  met  at  the  church  on  Sunday  evening, 
May  4,  at  7  :45  o'clock.  The  following  members  of  the  Commission 
were  present:  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  D.D.,  Chairman,  Rev,  C.  C.  Ham- 
ilton, Rev.  D.  P.  McGeachy,  Jr.,  and  Elder  J.  W.  Thomson,  Rev. 
D.  P.  McGeachy,  D.D.,  of  Atlanta  Presbytery  was  present  at  the 
invitation  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery. 

The  Commission  was  constituted  with  prayer  by  Elder  J.  W. 
Thomson.  D.  P.  McGeachy,  Jr.,  was  elected  secretary.  Divine 
worship  was  conducted  in  the  church  led  by  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker  and 
the  sermon  was  preached  by  Rev.  D.  P.  McGeachy  of  Decatur,  Ga. 
Following  the  sermon  the  Chairman  propounded  the  required  ques- 
tions to  the  pastor  elect  and  to  the  congregation.  These  being 
satisfactorily  answered  in  the  affirmative  the  new  pastor  was  de- 
clared installed.  The  charge  was  delivered  to  the  new  pastor  by 
Rev.  C.  C.  Hamilton  and  a  charge  to  the  congregation  by  Elder  J.  W. 
Thompson.  The  service  was  concluded  with  the  benediction  by  the 
new  pastor. 

The  minutes  were  read  and  approved  and  the  Commission  dis- 
missed with  prayer. 

(Signed)  D.  P.  McGEACHY,  Secretary. 

The  Commission,  appointed  by  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  to  in- 
stall Rev.  F.  R.  McAlister  as  pastor  of  Philadelphia  Church,  met 
at  the  church  at  3:15  P.  M.  May  11,  1941,  and  was  constituted  with 
prayer  by  Dr.  R.  H,  Lafferty.  The  following  were  present :  Min- 
ist-ers;  W.  H.  Frazer,  W.  H.  Johnston,  J.  M.  Walker;  and  Elders, 
C.  S.  Harkey,  R.  H.  Lafiferty.  The  Commission  completed  its  organi- 
zation with  W.  H.  Johnston  as  chairman  and  J.  M.  Walker  as 
clerk.  The  order  of  the  installation  service  was  agreed  upon.  It 
was  moved  and  adopted  that  the  record  of  these  actions  should  be 
accepted  as  the  minutes  of  the  Commission,  and  that  the  Commission 
should  come  to  formal  adjournment  with  the  pronouncing  of  the 
benediction  at  the  close  of  the  service. 

The  installation  service  began  at  3:30.  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker 
preached  a  sermon  from  the  text :     "...  Be  not  moved  awav  from 


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the  hope  of  the  gospel.  ..."  Col.  1  :23.  In  response  to  the  con- 
stitutional questions  the  pastor-elect  and  the  people  assumed  the 
vows  that  bound  them  together  in  the  mutual  obligations  and 
privileges  of  the  pastoral  relationship  which  was  then  declared  to 
be  duly  established  agreeably  to  the  Word  of  God  and  according 
to  the  constitution  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  in  the  United  States. 

Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer  delivered  a  solemn  charge  to  the  pastor,  and 
a  like  charge  was  delivered  to  the  congregation  by  Elder  Robert  H. 
Lafferty,  M.  D.    The  people  extended  cordial  greetings  to  the  pastor. 

The  benediction  was  pronounced  by  Rev.  F.  R.  McAlister. 

W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Chairman, 

J.   M.  WALKER,  Qerk  of  Commission. 

REPORT  OF  COMMISSION  ON   THE  MINISTER 
AND  HIS  WORK 

The  Chairman,  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer,  reported  for  the  Com- 
mission on  the  Minister  and  His  Work.  The  report  was 
received  and  the  minutes  of  the  commission  were  admitted 
to  the  record  as  follows  : 

To  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  in  session  at  Salem  Church,  July  17,  194L 

The  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  reports  that  we 
have  had  four  meetings  since  the  last  meeting  of  Presbytery. 

Approval  has  been  given  to  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Char- 
lotte to  employ  as  Temporary  Supply  for  the  summer  months  Dr. 
Wm.    C.    Robinson    of    Columbia    Theological    Seminary. 

North  Charlotte  Church  has  been  given  permission  to  call  as 
Temporary  Supply  or  as  Pastor  Rev.  B.  Frank  Yandell.  Shortly 
thereafter  a  call  from  North  Charlotte  for  the  pastoral  services  of 
Mr.  Yandell  was  received  and  found  in  order  and  was  sent  to  the 
Stated   Clerk. 

At  the  request  of  West  Avenue  Church,  investigation  was  made 
of  Rev.  E.  L.  Barber  of  Aberdeen  N.  C,  and  Rev.  Carl  S.  Miller  of 
Erwin,  Tenn.  Both  of  these  names  were  approved  and  we  have 
learned  that  West  Avenue  Church  has  called  Rev.  Carl  S.  Miller. 
We  have  not  however  received  the  call  or  any  official  word  of 
this  action!  Since  that  time  approval  has  been  given  West  Avenue 
Church  to  employ  Dr.  J.  M.  Gettys  as  Temporary  Supply  till  Sep- 
tember 1st. 

St.  Paul's  Church  has  been  given  permission  to  call  Rev.  Wm. 
A.  Brown  of  Olivia,  N.  C.  No  word  of  their  action  in  the  matter 
has  reached  us. 

In  April  this  Commission  received  a  letter  from  some  of  the  of- 
ficers of  Matthews  Presbyterian  Church,  stating  that  that  church 
had  employed  for  the  summer  months  Mr.  Sherrard  Rice,  a  student 
at  Union  Seminary.  So  far  as  this  Commission  knows  or  can  learn, 
the  selection  is  a  good  one.  But  we  have  felt  compelled  to  call 
the  attention  of  the  Matthews  Church,  as  attention  has  been  called 
to  the   Presbytery  before,  to  the  law  of  the  church   in   regard  to 


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such  matters.  The  Commission  is  very  anxious  to  discharge  its 
duties  as  they  are  laid  down  in  the  Book  of  Church  Order.  In  Par. 
76a,  the  duty  of  taking  special  oversight  of  churches  v^ithout  pastors 
is  laid  upon  the  Commission.  In  the  v^^ords  of  this  paragraph,  "By 
advising  with  church  sessions  regarding  temporary  supplies,"  it  is 
specifically  s'tated  that  "The  session  shall  meet  with  the  Commission, 
and  with  its  aid  and  advice  secure  a  temporary  supply  for  its  pulpit 
as  soon  as  it  becomes  vacant."  No  such  advice  has  been  sought  and 
no  such  conferring  has  been  done. 

This  Commission  is  not  jealous  of  its  authority,  but  it  is  jealous 
of  the  Law  of  the  Church.  Unless  we  are  going  to  go  by  the  law 
there  is  no  use  in  having  it  on  the  statute  book. 

The  Commission  would  have  been  glad  if  it  had  been  consulted  in 
regard  to  these  matters,  as  the  responsibility  rests  upon  it  for  the 
welfare  of  the  vacant  churches. 

Therefore  we  are  again  calling  this  matter  to  the  attention  of 
Presbytery.  We  earnestly  urge  upon  all  of  the  churches,  ministers 
and  officers  of  Presbytery  a  more  careful  observance  of  the  letter  and 
the  spirit  of  the  laws  enacted  by  the  General  Assembly  on  this  sub- 
ject. This  Commission  can  render  more  valuable  service  if  we  can 
have  the  co-operation  which  was  intended  by  the  General  Assembly 

W.  H.  FRAZIER,  Chairman, 
H.  J.   SPENCER,  Secretary. 

Presbytery  took  recess  for  lunch  until  1  :30  P.  M.  after 
prayer  by  Rev.  Julian  S.  Sibley. 

AFTERNOON  SESSSION,  1 :30  P.  M. 

Presbytery  reconvened  and  was  led  in  prayer  by  Rev. 
Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely  after  a  song  service  led  by  Mr. 
Clyde  White. 

REPORT  OF  COMMITTEE  ON  RELIGIOUS  EDUCATION 

In  a  popular  meeting  on  Religious  Education  Chairman 
R.  A.  Young  presided  and  submitted  the  committee's  report. 
Pending  the  adoption  of  the  report  the  follov^ing  represen- 
tatives of  various  sub-committees  spoke  briefly:  Rev.  W. 
G.  Thomas,  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston,  Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor,  Rev. 
R.  H.  Stone,  and  Mr.  Philip  F.  Howerton  of  the  Men  and 
Missions  Movement.  The  report  was  received  and  the 
recommendations  were  adopted,  as  follows : 

Christian  Religious  Education  has  always  been  a  prime  necessity. 
It  was  so  declared  to  be  by  the  triune  God  when  He  came  to  our 
fallen  fore-parents  in  the  garden  in  the  "cool  of  the  day"  and  de- 
clared unto  them  His  judgments  and  program.  It  was  more  defi- 
nitely emphasized  when   He,  with  reference   to   His   commandments 


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and  precepts,  ordered  the  Hebrews  saying,  "Ye  shall  teach  them  to 
your  children,  speaking  of  them  when  thou  sittest  in  thine  house,  and 
when  thou  walkest  by  the  way,  when  thou  liest  down,  and  when 
thou  risest  up."  It  became  an  unavoidable  challenge  when  Jesus 
gave  the  commission,  "Ye  shall  be  witnesses  unto  me  both  in  Jeru- 
salem, and  in  all  Judea,  and  in  Samaria,  and  unto  the  uttermost 
part  of  the  earth."- 

But   the  conditions  of  the  present  hour — world   conditions,   com- 
munity conditions — seem  to  declare  that   Christian   Religious   educa- 
•    tion    is    more    imperative    now    than    perhaps    ever    before. 

What  are  some  of  these  conditions  that  speak  to  the  church  with 
imperative   challenge? 

(1)  At  least  1,800,000,000  people,  four-fifths  of  the  world's  popu- 
lation or  the  governments  which  represent  this  number  of  per- 
sons, are  more  or  less  participating  in  declared  or  accepted  war. 

(2)  Probably  never  before  were  there  so  many  contraditory  an 
un-Christian  philosophies  being  promulgated  with  such  uncom- 
promising and   dictitorial  zeal. 

(3)  Probably  the  hydra-headed  monster  of  selfishness  was  never 
before  so  dominant  in  the  thinking  and  acting  of  both  men  and 
nations. 

(4)  Less  than  one-half  of  the  population  of  the  United  States 
make   any  profession   of   religion — Jewish,   Catholic   or    Protestant. 

(5)  Less  than  one-fourth  of  the  youth  in  our  public  schools 
receive  any  religious  instruction. 

(6)  While  from  60  to  90  percent  of  those  uniting  with  our 
churches  by  confession  of  sin  and  acceptance  of  Jesus  as  Lord 
come  from  our  Sabbath  Schools  only  40  percent  of  those  entering 
our  Sabbath  schools  become  members  of  the  church. 

(7)  Less  than  25  percent  of  our  membership  give  evidence  of 
any  vital  or  dynamic  relationship  with  our  Lord  or  interest  in  the 
promotion  of  His  Kingdom. 

With  a  compelling  consciousness  of  these  and  similar  con- 
ditions, we  present  the  following  recommendations  for  your  con- 
sideration and  adoption  : 

(1)  That  every  congregation  not  yet  having  held  Daily  Vacation 
Bible  School  endeavor  to  hold  such  school  before  the  vacation 
period  has  passed. 

(2)  That  every  pastor  and  session  consider  the  need,  value 
and  possibility  of  Week-day  Religious  education  in  the  public 
schools  of  the  immediate  community  and  either  promote  or  co- 
operate with  groups  endeavoring  to  promote  such  Week-day  Re- 
ligious instruction. 

(3)  That  every  pastor  and  session  be  urged  to  particularly  pre- 
pare for  and  observe  Religious  Education  Week,  September  2&- 
October  5,  and  that  the  preparation  and  observance  be  centered 
around  the  essential  and  immensely  important  matter  of  the  Chris- 
tian home  and  the  necessity  of  every  home  being  bulwarked  with 
a  Family  Altar. 

(4)  That  the  devotional  booklet  ''Day  by  Day"  be  commended 
with  renewed  emphasis  to  every  home  in  every  congregation. 


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(5)  That  every  congregation  be  urged  to  observe  "Rally  Day" 
on  October  5th,  or  the  nearest  convenient  Sabbath,  that  both  pastors, 
sessions,  officers  and  teachers  in  the  Sabbath  Schools  be  challenged  to 
make  this  day  a  day  of  enlistment  of  new  members  and  reconse- 
cration  of  all  members  to  the  great  task  of  laboring  with  Christ  in 
Kingdom   Building. 

(6)  That  every  congregation,  either  separately  or  in  groups 
give  serious  and  prayerful  attention  to  the  value  and  possibility  of 
promoting  a  Leadership  school  or  class  in  their  midst. 

(7)That  every  pastor,  session,  Sabbath  School  Superintendent 
and  every  teacher  be  urged  to  continue  to  promote  that  form  of 
evangelistic  endeavor  which  both  leads  to  the  definite  acceptance 
of  Jesus  as  Saviour  and  Lord  and  the  positive  enlistment  of  every 
believer   in    some    particular    and    soul-enriching    service. 

(8)  That  every  pastor  and  session  be  requested  to  challenge 
anew  every  member  of  the  congregation  to  read  daily  some  portion 
of  God's  word  and,  further,  to  enter  into  some  systematic  study  of 
the  Divinely  inspired  and  authoritative   Message  of   God  to  Man. 

(9)  That  some  type  of  religious  work  for  men  be  organized  in 
each  congregation,  in  which  Bible  study,  the  Church's  program 
and  some  definite  form  of  Christian  service,  as  well  as  Christian  fel- 
lowship, be  the  chief  items  of  emphasis. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

R  A.  YOUNG,  Chairman. 

REPORT  OF  SPECIAL  COMMITTEE 

Rev.  J  as.  A.  Jones,  Chairman,  submitted  the  report  of 
the  special  committee  on  the  location  and  re-location  of 
churches.     The  report  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows  : 

Your  committee  v/as  appointed  at  the  winter  meeting  of  Pres- 
bytery, 1941,  in  response  to  an  overture.  The  overture  requested 
that  "Presbytery  study  the  whole  matter  of  the  location  and  re- 
location of  churches  within  its  bounds  in  order  to  enlarge  the  ef- 
fectiveness of  our  denomination's  work  for  the  Kingdom  of  God." 
The  members  of  the  committee  elected  by  Presbytery  are :  R.  S. 
Hutckison,  E.  E.  Jones,  Dr.  James  A.  Jones,  W.  E.  Price,  Rev.  D.  P. 
McGeachy,  Rev.  C  H.  Rowan,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Rev.  A.  Julian 
Warner,  Dr.  R.  A.  Young. 

At  its  first  meeting,  the  committee  was  organized.  The  officers 
elected  weie:  Dr.  James  A.  Jones,  Chairman  and  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone, 
Secretary.  Presenting  its  first  report,  your  committee  would  do 
so  under  four  heads :  The  scope  of  the  work,  the  need  for  the  work, 
the  method  of  the  work,  and  recommendations. 

I.     The  Scope  of  the  Work 

Your  committee's  interpretation  of  Presbytery's  action  first  re- 
quired a  survey  of  the  situation  made  with  regard  to  present  loca- 
tions of  churches,  the  wisdom  of  changing  these  locations,  and  the 


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need  for  new  churches.  To  make  this  survey  both  accurate  and  wise 
your  committee  has  tried  to  observe  the  denominational  situation 
within  Charlotte  itself,  has  tried  to  determine  the  population  ten- 
dencies from  counsel  with  the  Federal  Housing  Office  and  from 
conference  with  real  estate  agencies,  and  others,  and  it  has  tried  also 
to  determine  the  present  population  centers  that  may  be  unchurched. 
This  work  has  necessarily  been  carried  on  with  some  degree  of 
restriction,  and  it  has  been  limited  entirely  to  the  urban  community 
of  Charlotte — not  with  any  desire  to  neglect  the  rural  areas  and  the 
other  urban  areas  of  the  Presbytery,  but  because  the  central  locality 
permits  of  an  earlier  analysis. 

Upon  the  basis  of  surveying  the  situation,  your  committee  de- 
termined that  Presbytery  would  wish  to  be  informed  about  its  find- 
ings and  in  turn  would  wish  to  inform  the  Presbyterians  within  its 
bounds.  Further,  your  committee  deemed  it  a  part  of  its  work  to 
suggest  a  program  to  attain  the  end  of  larger  effectiveness  to  our 
church  within  the  Presbytery,  in  order  that  our  leadership  and 
service  may  be  broad  and  good. 

This  in  substance  your  committee  determined  to  be  the  scope  of 
its  work. 

II.     The  Need  for  the  Work 

The  need  for  the  work  is  best  made  manifest  by  a  simple  com- 
parison. In  1920,  the  Presbyterian  population  of  the  city  was  some- 
thing ever  7,000.  In  1940,  this  population  was  11,000.  In  1920,  the 
Baptist  population  of  the  city  was  approximately  2,400 "and  in  1940, 
the  Baptist  population  was  approximately  11,500.  The  indicated 
Presbyterian  growth  is  60%.  The  indicated  Baptist  growth  is  500%. 
In  the  period  of  this  twenty  years  the  population  growth  of  the 
city  is  150%.  In  general  this  would  manifest  our  failure  to  grow 
proportionately  with  the  city,  and  in  comparison  with  another  great 
denomination  within  the  community.  Our  deficiency  is  manifested 
further  when  we  consider  that  in  that  time  there  have  been  two 
Presbyterian  churches  built  in  the  urban  community,  one  of  them 
in  1926  and  one  of  them  in  1941.  Such  an  estate  does  not  speak  well 
for  our  alertness,  nor  for  our  efficiency. 

Among  other  reason  for  this  failure  has  been  the  environmental 
changes  around  some  of  our  churches.  Localities  that  were  once 
residential  have  become  semi-industrial;  new  centers  of  residence 
have  developed  in  which  areas  no  churches  have  been  built  until  now. 
Cases  in  point  of  this  have  been  brought  before  your  committee  and 
have  been  studied  with  some  degree  of  care.  Just  now,  co-operation 
and  counsel  are  being  given  by  the  committee  to  these  churches 
concerning  the  wisdom  of  changing  their  location  or  of  combining 
with  other  churches  in  somewhat  the  same  neighborhood.  A  case  in 
point  for  the  development  of  new  residential  areas  that  thus  far 
are  unchurched  is  to  be  found  in  the  Club  Colony  section  of  Myers 
Park.  The  Club  Colony  section  roughly  runs  from  the  intersec- 
tion of  Queens  Road,  West,  with  Selwyn  Avenue  and  from  their 
southwest  to  Park  Road.  Recently,  a  survey  by  one  of  our  churches 
was  conducted  in  this  area.  A  total  of  377  homes  were  contacted. 
Within  this  area  were  121  Presbyterian  families  with  a  total  mem- 
bership of  401  individuals.     There  were  only  four  contacts  that  in- 


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dicated  a  lack  of  interest  in  the  establishment  of  a  church,  and  many 
contacts  of  other  denominations  that  approved  the  idea  of  a  Pres- 
byterian Church.  Of  course  it  is  not  to  be  expected  nor  would  your 
committee  desire  it,  that  every  Presbyterian  home  favor  the  estab- 
lishment of  a  Presbyterian  Church  in  a  community  for  its  own  mem- 
bership. We  have  the  imperative  of  the  large  downtown  ministry; 
we  have  a  specific  service  to  perform  in  industrial  and  semi-indus- 
trial areas.  The  facility  of  transportation  has  modified  the  penalty 
against  the  church  because  of  the  removal  of  its  membership  to  other 
localities.  But  something  of  the  idea  of  the  neighborhood  church  for 
the  proctoring  of  the  young  people  must  be  wisely  considered  by 
Presbytery  if  these  new  areas  are  to  be  claimed  for  our  church. 

It  seems,  therefore,  to  your  committee  that  there  could  be  no 
question  of  the  need  for  such  an  undertaking  as  this,  and  your  com- 
mittee as  far  as  possible  has  pursued  its  work  with  the  idea  of  in- 
forming our  whole  church  of  the  existing  and  crying  need  both  for 
new  churches  and  for  changes  in  the  locations  of  some  of  our 
churches. 

III.     The   Method  of  Work 

In  the  mind  of  your  committee  there  are  three  steps  to  the  ef- 
fecting of  any  good  program  in  the  location  and  re-location  of  our 
churches.  First  of  all,  it  is  imperative  that  publicity  be  given  to  the 
need.  The  lack  of  information  has  been  our  chief  obstacle  because, 
being  uninformed,  we  have  been  uninterested.  Your  committee, 
therefore,  purposes  to  supply  the  Prsebytery  and  so  far  as  is  pos- 
sible the  Presbyterians  of  the  court  with  the  facts  in  the  case  in  the 
conviction  that  if  our  members  know  the  true  state  of  affairs  they 
will   be   excited  and   encouraged  to  an   aggressive   action. 

The  second  method  that  your  committee  feels  that  it  can  employ 
is  that  of  counsel  with  the  churches  considering  changing  their  lo- 
cations and  with  the  communities  that  are  in  need  of  churches.  Your 
committee  would  not  in  any  sense  usurp  the  episcopal  authority  that 
belongs  to  Presbytery  alone,  but  it  would  call  to  the  mind  of  the 
Presbytery  that  the  episcopal  authority  does  exist.  Your  committee 
has  met  with  the  representatives  of  several  churches  about  the  specific 
problems  that  they  have  and  as  far  as  possible  has  advised  with  them 
about  the  wisest  solution  that  our  united  judgment  can  provide. 

There  is  a  third  item  in  the  method  of  our  work  that  needs  to  be 
seriously  considered  by  the  Presbytery.  If  we  had  available  a  fund 
that  could  be  used  in  this  work,  it  would  greatly  facilitate  the  ef- 
fectiveness of  the  whole  endeavor.  It  has  been  suggested  by  some 
in  your  committee  that  a  campaign  for  funds  be  launched  among 
the  Presbyterians  of  the  community  for  the  purpose  of  creating  a 
large  sum  against  which  withdrawals  can  be  made  as  problems 
arise  within  the  local  church.  The  buying  of  property  in  strategic 
locations,  the  supplementing  of  funds  available  from  local  congrega- 
tions for  changes  and  improvements,  the  establishment  of  mission 
outposts,  the  encouragement  of  local  congregations  to  -establish  Sun- 
day Schools  with  financial  assistance  from  the  committee,  is  definitely 
a  part  of  the  program.  In  this  connection,  it  should  be  mentioned 
that  this  work  is  essentially  Home  Mission  work  and  consequently 
it  belongs  under  the  supervision  of  the  Home   Missions   Committee. 


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Your  committee,  would  not  assume  the  duties  normally  discharged 
by  the  Home  Mission  Committee,  but  would  work  in  distinct  co- 
operation that  shall  be  mutually  intimate  to  the  end  that  the  task 
shall  be  done. 

IV.     General    Observations 

These  facts  being  true,  and  your  committee  having  worked  as  in- 
dicated in  this  report,  the  following  recommendations  would  be 
made :  I 

1.  That  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  approve  every  effort  to  ac- 
quaint all  members  of  the  church  within  its  bounds  concerning  the 
lagging  of  our  denominational  influence  and  growth  in  comparison 
with  the  development  of  the  community. 

2.  That  Presbytery  call  upon  all  churches  to  consult  with  this 
committee  or  some  other  committee  with  the  same  purpose  in  mind 
when  contemplating  a  change  in  location  or  the  establishment  of  an 
outpost  mission.  i 

3.  That  all  churches  shall,  when  the  occasion  permits  within  the 
next  six  months  inform  their  whole  membership  of  this  program 
and  the  need  for  it  with  the  information  that  the  committee  and  the 
office  of  the  executive  secretary  and  the  Home  Missions  Committee 
shall  supply. 

4.  That  Presbytery  consider  the  week  of  prayer  and  self-denial 
for  Home  Missions  as  a  time  for  presenting  these  facts  in  the  local 
church,  looking  to  the  possibility  of  an  effective  and  successful  cam- 
paign during  the  winter. 

5.  The  Presbytery  allot  $250.00  for  the  expenses  of  this  com- 
mittee. 

REPORT  ON  SABBATH  OBSERVANCE 

Rev.  Wriston  Hartsell,  Chairman  of  the  Committee  on 
Sabbath  Observance,  presented  a  verbal  report  which  was 
received  as  information. 

COMMONWEALTH  COMMISSION  CONTINUED 

The  Commission  on  the  Commonwealth  Church  was  con- 
tinued until  the  Fall  Meeting  of  Presbytery,  on  the  request 
of  Rev.  C.  R.  Nisbet. 

RECOMMENDATION  ON   UNIONVILLE   PROPERTY 

Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan,  Chairman  of  the  Home  Mission  Com- 
mittee, submitted  a  recommendation  which  was  adopted 
and  is  as  follows : 

The  Executive  Committee  of  Home  Missions  recommends  to  the 
Presbytery  that  the  property  at  Unionville,  which  was  conveyed  to 
Presbytery  several  years  ago,  be  now  conveyed  back  to  Trustees 
of  the  Unionville  Church  with  a  provision  in  the  deed  that  if  it  ever 


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ceases  to  be  used  for  the  Presbyterian  Church  in  the  United  States 
that  the  property  revert  to  the  Presbytery. 

C.  H.  ROWAN,  Chairman. 

ASSEMBLY'S    TRAINING    SCHOOL    CAMPAIGN 

The  Presbytery  adopted  a  motion  calling  upon  all  the 
churches  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  to  co-operate  with 
Rev.  J.  G.  Garth  in  the  campaign  to  raise  funds  for  the 
Assembly's  Training  School. 

ACTION  ON  ASSEMBLY  EVANGELISM 

The  request  of  Rev.  Donald  W.  Richardson,  Chairman 
of  the  General  Assembly's  Permanent  Committee  on  Evan- 
gelism, that  this  Presbytery,  if  possible,  contribute  the  same 
amount  that  it  agreed  to  give  at  the  meeting  of  he  As- 
sembly in  1938  for  the  support  of  the  Assembly's  work  of 
evangelism,  was  recalled  from  the  Stewardship  Committee 
to  which  it  had  been  referred  earlier  in  the  day.  Presbytery 
then  proceeded  to  the  consideration  of  the  matter  and  voted 
to  grant  the  request  of  the  Assembly's  Committee. 

REPORT  OF  COMMITTEE  ON  NOMINATIONS 

The  Committee  on  Nominations  submitted  a  report  which 
was  adopted  and  is  as  follows:  ^ 

1.  Rev.  C.  R.  Nisbet  to  fill  the  vacancy  in  the  class  of 
1942  in  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work 
caused  by  the  resignation  of  Rev.  S.  B.  McLean. 

2.  The  Committee  on  the  Christian  Education  Move- 
ment to  consist  of  the  following  members :  Mr.  McAlister 
Carson,  Charlotte,  Chairman ;  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker ;  Rev. 
J.  A.  Redhead;  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts;  Dr.  Hamilton  McKay, 
Charlotte. 

CHRISTIAN   EDUCATION  AND   MINISTERIAL  RELIEF 

The  Committee  on  Christian  Education  and  Ministerial 

Relief  presented   a   report   which   was   adopted   and   is   as 

follows : 

There  are  now  sixteen  candidates  for  the  ministry  under  the 
care  of  our  Presbytery.  Seven  of  these  are  in  college  and  six 
are  in  theological  seminary.  The  other  three  have  dropped  out  of 
school  for  the  present  at  least.  One  candidate  was  transferred  to 
another  Presbytery,  after  graduation  from  the  seminary;   and  tw® 


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others  were  licensed  as  probationers  in  the  gospel  ministry  and 
then  transferred  to  other  presbyteries.  There  are  two  candidates 
for  medical  missions  who  are  in  medical  college. 

Eight  of  our  candidates  for  the  ministry  were  aided  in  the  sum 
of  $530.00  from  the  funds  for  ministerial  education,  and  two  were 
aided  in  the  sum  of  $150.00  from  the  Alexander  Fund.  The  two 
candidates  for  medical  missions  were  aided  in  the  sum  of  $200.00  from 
the   fund   for   education   for   mission   service. 

There  are  at  present  fourteen  beneficiaries  in  our  Presbytery  on 
the  roll  of  Ministrial  Relief:  6  ministers,  7  widows,  and  1  orphan. 
One  widow,  Mrs.  Margaret  F.  Black,  died  in  the  past  year.  These 
six  ministers  received  aid  in  the  sum  of  2,633.00;  the  eight  widows 
received  $1,530.00;  and  the  orphan  received  $144.00. 

Two  ministers  have  been  retired  in  the  past  year  and  recom- 
mended for  the  benefits  of  the  Ministers'  Annuity  Fund. 

We  recommend  that  the  committee  be  empowered  by  Presbytery 
*  to  commend  our  candidates  to  the  Seminaries  of  our  Church  when 
so  requested  by  the  candidates  and  to  approve  these  candidates  for 
loans  from  the  Executive  Committee  of  Christian  Education. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Chairman. 


REPORT  ON  RECORDS  OF  PRESBYTERY 

Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner,  Chairman  of  the  standing  com- 
mittee on  Presbytery's  Minutes,  submitted  a  report  which 
was  adopted  and  is  as  follows  : 

Your  Standing  Committee  on  Records  of  Presbytery  makes  the 
following  report : 

We  have  examined  the  printed  minutes  of  the  151st  and  152nd 
Stated  Sessions.     We  make  the  following  recommendations  : 

1.  That  the  Permanent  Committee  on  Nominations  and  the  Stated 
Clerk  be   asked  to   clear   up   the   confusion   that   seems   to   exist   in 
regard  to  list  of  committees  on  "Examinations"  on  page  6  of  minutes.' 
For  example,  committee  No.  8,  "History,"  is  not  provided  for  in  the 
Book  of  Church  Order. 

2.  We  call  attention  of  the  Presbytery  to  the  fact  that  the  Pres- 
bytery's overture  to  the  General  Assembly  regarding  the  report  or 
minute  to  be  submitted  to  the  Presbytery  by  the  Commission  on  the 
Minister  and  His  Work  has  been  answered  by  the  General  Assembly 
on  page  110  of  the  1941  minutes.  "The  items  which  it  (the  Com- 
mission) concludes  are  presented  to  Presbytery  for  inclusion  in  the 
official  minutes  of  the  Presbytery.  The  action  of  the  Presbytery  on 
the  recommendatons  (of  the  Commission)  determines  whether  or 
not  these  become  a  part  of  the  minutes  of  Presbytery." 


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3.     We  call  attention  to  the  words  "constituted  with  prayer"  in 
the  minutes.     Paragraph  55  page  25  (Book  of  Church  Order)  reads 
"Every  meeting  of  the  Presbytery,  Synod,  and  General  Assembly 
shall  be  opened  and  closed  with  prayer." 

Respectfully  submitted, 

A.    JULIAN    WARNER,    Chairman 
NEILL  R.   McGEACHY, 
R.  F.  DUNN. 

REPORT  OF  COMMITTEE  ON  RESOLUTIONS 

The  Committee  on  Resolutions  submitted  a. report  which 
was  adopted  by  a  rising  vote  and  is  as  follows : 

Mecklenburg  Presbytery  wishes  to  express  its  gratitude  to  the 
congregation,  officers  and  pastor  of  the  Salem  Presbyterian  Church 
for  their  very  gracious  entertainment  offered  at  its  I53rd  Stated 
Session.  We  wish  to  congratulate  this  church  for  the  successful  com- 
pletion of  its  remodeling  efforts.  We  wish  especially  to  thank  those 
responsible  for  the  bountiful  and  delicious  dinner  enjoyed  by  all. 

We  recommend  (1)  that  this  report  be  adopted  by  a  rising  vote 
and  that  the  pastor  be  requested  to  express  our  thanks  to  the  con- 
gregation at  its  next  worship  service,  and  (2)  tht  Rev.  J.  P.  H. 
McNatt  be  requested  to  lead  the  Presbytery  in  prayer  for  the  re- 
covery of  Rev.  Leonard  Gill  who  is  now  ill. 

Respectfully    submitted, 

J.    WALTON    STEWART,   JR., 
R.  F.   McALISTER, 
A.  W.  SHAW. 

AD  INTERIM  COMMITTEE  ON  PRESBYTERY'S  TAX 

An  Ad  Interim  Committee  for  the  study  of  the  Presby- 
terial  Tax  and  kindred  matters  was  elected  as  follows  :  Rev. 
J.  W.  Stork,  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston,  Mr. 
R.  A.  Grier,  and  Mr.  W.  E.  Price. 

The  place  of  the  next  meeting  was  left  in  the  hands  of 
the  Moderator,  the  Stated  Clerk,  and  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone. 

Rev.  C.  C.  Beam,  Superintendent  of  the  Presbyterian  Hos- 
pital, was  declared  the  nominee  for  Moderator  for  the  Fall 
Meeting. 

The  minutes  were  read  and  adopted. 

Presbytery  adjourned  to  meet  on  October  21,  1941.  The 
closing  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev.  J  .C.  Grier. 

RUFUS  A.  GRIER,  Moderator. 
W.  A.  NICHOLSON,  Permanent  Clerk. 
I.  W.  STORK,  Assistant  Clerk. 
W.  H.  lOHNSTON,  Stated  Oer^. 


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CALLED  MEETING  OF  MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY 

Charlotte,  N.  C,  September  2,  1941. 

Mecklenburg-  Presbytery  met  in  special  session  in  the 
First  Presbyterian  Church,  Charlotte,  N.  C,  at  2:00  P.  M. 
and  was  called  to  order  by  the  Moderator,  Ruling  Elder 
Rufus  A.  Grier.  The  opening  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev. 
J.  S.  Sibley. 


The  following  were  present  and  enrolled  : 

Ministers:     C.  H.   Rowan,  C  N.   Morrison,  J.  R.   Rosebro,   R.  H. 

tone,  F.  R.  McAlister,  M.  B.  Prince,  J.  G.  Garth,  J.  W.  Stork,  W.  H. 

ohnston,  Wriston  Hartsell,  B.  F.  Yandell,  J.  S.  Sibley,  C.  C.  Hamil- 
ton, T.  H.  Mitchell,  R.  A.  Young,  A.  JuHan  Warner,  J.  S.  Nisbet, 
W.  B.  Neill,  A.  W.  Shaw,  J.  Walton  Stewart,  W.  C  Underwood. 
H.  L.  Reaves,  W.  H.  Frazer,  J.  L.  Russell.— 24. 


f. 


Ruling  Elders:     R.  A.  Grier,  Steele  Creek;  J.  W.  Craig,  St.  An- 
drews.— 2. 

The  following  call  for  this  meeting  was  read  and  found 
in  order : 

Charlotte,  N.  C,  August  18,  1941. 

The  constitutional  requirements  having  been  met,  I 
hereby  call  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  to  meet  in  special 
session  in  the  First  Presbyterian  Church,  Charlotte,  N.  C, 
on  Tuesday,  September  2,  1941,  at  2:00  P.  M.,  to  trans- 
act the  following  business,  if  the  way  be  clear: 

1.  To  act  on  the  request  of  Rev.  C.  C.  Hamilton  for  the  disso- 
lution of  the  pastoral  relationship  existing  between  himself  and 
the  St.  Andrews  Church. 

2.  To  dismiss  him  to  Atlanta  Presbytery. 

3.  To  act  on  the  request  of  Rev.  Wriston  Hartsell  for  the  dis- 
solution of  the  pastoral  relationship  existing  between  himself  and 
the   Nevin    Church. 

4.  To  attend  to  any  matters  arising  out  of  the  above  items. 

(Signed)    RUFUS   A.    GRIER,    Moderator. 

Rev.  Wriston  Hartsell  requested  the  dissolution  of  the 
pastorial  relationship  existing  between  himself  and  the 
Nevin  Church.     The  church  concurred  in  the  request  and 


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the  pastorate  was  dissolved,  effective  September  1,  1941, 
with  the  condition  that  the  church  be  required  to  pay  all 
arrearage  in  salary. 

Rev.  C.  C.  Hamilton  requested  Presbytery  to  dissolve 
the  pastoral  relationship  existing  between  himself  and  the 
St.  Andrews  Church,  The  church  concurred  in  the  request, 
which  was  granted,  and  the  relationship  was  terminated  as 
of  today. 

Rev.  C.  C.  Hamilton  was  granted  a  certificate  of  transfer 
to  Atlanta  Presbytery. 

The  minutes  of  this  session  were  read  and  adopted. 

Presbytery  adjourned  with  prayer  by  Rev.  R.  A.  Young. 

RUFUS  A.  GRIER,  Moderator. 

W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk. 
J.  W.  STORK,  Assistant  Clerk. 


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THE  ONE  HUNDRED  FIFTY-FOURTH  STATED 
SESSION  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

Hopewell'Church,  October  21,  1941. 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg-  met  in  its  One  Hundred 
Fiftv-fourth  Stated  Session  in  the  Hopewell  Presbyterian 
Church  at  10:00 'A.  M.,  October  21,  1941.  The  retiring 
Moderator.  Ruling  Elder  Rufus  A.  Grier,  called  Presbytery 
to  order  and  opened  the  meeting  with  prayer.  On  the  in- 
vitation of  the  Moderator  the  opening  sermon  was  delivered 
by  Rev.  Henry  W.  McLaughlin,  Director  of  Country 
Qhurch  and  Sunday  School  Extension  for  the  General  As- 
sembly. His  inspiring  message  was  based  on  Acts  1  :18,  and 
had  for  its  theme  :    ''The  True  Church." 

The  Communion  of  the  Lord's  Supper  was  administered 
by  Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor  and  Rev.  W.  C.  Underwood,  assisted  by 
the  following  Ruling  Elders  :  William  Stewart,  E.  V.  Kerns, 
W.  A.  Jamison,  John  Barnett,  Morgan  B.  Spier,  Fred  L. 
Gibbon,  S.  M.  Alexander,  L.  M.  Rea. 

Request  was  made  that  Presbytery  engage  in  a  special 
season  of  prayer  on  behalf  of  a  son  of  Hopewell  Church 
who  is  seriously  ill  in  a  hospital  in  New  York  City.  This 
prayer  was  led  by  Rev.  J.  W.  Grier, 

The  reading  of  the  History  of  Hopewell  Church  was 
omitted  as  a  very  full  history  of  the  church  and  community 
was  recently  published  and  quite  widely  circulated. 

The  Roll — The  following  were  present  and  enrolled  or 
were  enrolled  during  the  meeting  of  Presbytery: 

Ministers:  J.  W.  Grier,  C.  H.  Little.  R.  S.  Burwell,  J.  G.  Garth, 
J.  W.  Stork,  J.  M.  Walker,  W.  C.  Underwood,  L.  H.  Query,  Q.  N. 
Huneycutt,  T.  F.  Huneycutt,  A.  A.  Walker,  C.  C  Beam,  S.  B.  McLean, 
W.  H.  Johnston,  C.  H.  Rowan,  B.  F.  Yandell,  C  R.  Nisbet,  J.  C 
Grier,  W.  G.  Thomas,  A.  T.  Taylor,  W.  W.  Akers,  M.  B.  Prince, 
W.  A.  Nicholson,  W.  B.  Neill.  M.  R.  Gibson,  J.  P.  H.  McNatt,  R.  A. 
Young,  C.  M.  Boyd,  J.  S.  Sibley,  D.  P.  McGeachy,  Jr.,  A.  H.  Key. 
E.  V.  Wiley,  T.  B.  Anderson,  D.  K.  Synder,  J.  A.  Redhead,  Jr., 
W.  C  Smith,  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  T.  H.  Mitchell,  C  N.  Morrison,  W.  T. 
Smith,  H.  B.  Blakely,  H.  L.  Reaves,  A.  J.  Warner,  J.  S.  Nisbet, 
J.  L.  Russell,  W.  R.  Buhler,  J.  R.  Rosebro,  A.  W.  Shaw,  F.  R. 
McAlister.  Neill  R.  McGeachy,  R.  H.  Stone,  R.  E.  Watts,  J.  Walton 
Stewart,  Jr.,  Gary  R.  Blain,  W.  A.  Brown,  P.  H.  Gwynn,  Jr.— 56. 


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Ruling  Eldbrs:  W.  L.  Belk,  Altan ;  F.  L.  Greenlee,  Badin;  J.  Kirk 
Alexander,  Banks  ;  Geo,  F.  Boone,  Benton  Heights ;  Chas.  R.  Crum- 
ley, Caldwell  Memorial ;  R.  R.  Grier,  Central  Steele  Creek ;  Morgan 
B.  Spier,  Charlotte  First :  Oren  Moore,  Charlotte  Second ;  S.  B. 
McClure,  Cook's  Memorial ;  E.  W.  Kerns,  Hopewell ;  John.  R.  Bar- 
nett,  Huntersville ;  Lucius  C.  Hunter,  Mallard  Creek ;  W.  S.  Morton, 
Matthews ;  S.  M.  Alexander,  McGee ;  W.  Harvey  Morrison,  Monroe 
First;  Lee  Mclnnis,  Mt.  Carmel ;  D.  H.  Dunn,  Mulberry;  Geo.  E. 
Wilson,  Jr.,  Myers  Park ;  John  M.  Russell,  Newell ;  S.  G.  McLellan, 
North  Charlotte ;  R.  W.  Summerville,  Paw  Creek ;  J.  P.  Flow,  Phila- 
delphia;  W.  A.  Rogers,  Pineville ;  J.  W.  Armstrong,  Plaza;  C.  C. 
Carothers,  Pleasant  Hill;  L.  M.  Rea,  Providence;  A.  W.  Pearson, 
St.  Paul;  W.  F.  Baker,  Sharon;  S.  L.  La  Frage,  Six  Mile  Creek; 
Rufus  A.  Grier,  Steele  Creek;  Jas.  R.  Alexander,  Tenth  Avenue; 
S.  S.  Safrit,  Troy;  C.  A.  Bland,  Wadesboro ;  C.  S.  Massey,  Waxhaw ; 
Connie  L.  McCain,  Walkersville ;  W.  A.  Jamison,  West  Avenue; 
W.  T.  Dunlop,  Westminster;  J.  I.  Hutchison,  Williams  Memorial.— 38. 

Visitors:  The  following  were  introduced  to  Presbytery  and  in- 
vited to  sit  with  us  as  visiting  brethren:  S.  C.  Byrd,  Bethel  Pres- 
bytery ;  S.  W.  Moore,  Bluestone ;  J.  O.  Mann,  Wilmington ;  H.  W. 
McLaughlin,  Lexington;  O.  C.  Williamson,  Orange;  Jawells  Carr, 
North  and  South  Carolina ;  W.  L.  Moser,  Pittsburg,  U.  S.  A. ;  W.  T. 
Simpson,  A,   R.  P.  Church. 

ELECTION  OF  MODERATOR 

Rev.  C.  C.  Beam,  who  was  nominated  at  the  Summer 
Session  of  Presbytery,  was  elected  the  Moderator  for  this 
meeting. 

REPORT  OF  COMMITTEE  ON  ARRANGEMENTS 

Rev.  J.  E.  Mcjunkin  presented  the  report  of  the  Commit- 
tee on  Arrangements.  The  report  was  adopted  and  is  as  fol- 
lows : 

Your  Committee  on  Arrangements  would  submit  the  following 
report : 

First:  Hours:  Recess  for  lunch  at  12:30;  Presbytery  to  resume 
its  work  at  2:00,  and  adjourn  at  5:30  for  supper  at  6:00.  The  evening 
session  to  begin  at  7:30  and  adjourn  at  will. 

Second :  We  recommend  that  Rev.  W,  C.  Thomas,  of  Waynes- 
boro, be  given  the  floor  just  before  lunch  to  make  an  announcement 
concerning  the  Youth  Convention  on  World  Missions  to  be  held  in 
Memphis  in  December. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

E.  V.  KERNS, 

WILLIAM  STEWART, 

J.    E.    McJUNKIN,    Chairman. 


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STANDING  COMMITTEES 

The  Moderator  appointed  the  following  Standing  Com- 
mittees : 

Bills  and  Overtures:  Mr.  R.  A.  Grier,  Chairman;  Rev. 
R.  E.  Watts,  Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy,  and  Mr.  H.  G.  Torrance. 

Judicial:  Rev.  C.  R.  Nisbet,  Chairman;  Rev.  C.  M.  Boyd, 
Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  and  Mr.  Morgan  B.  Spier. 

Assembly's  Minutes  ;  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Chairman  ;  Rev. 
J.  Walton  Stewart,  Rev.  W.  R.  Buhler,  and  Jno.  R. 
Barnett. 

Resolutions  :  Rev.  J.  L.  Russell,  Chairman ;  Rev.  F.  R. 
McAlister.  Rev.  B.  Frank  Yandell,  and  Dr.  J.  R.  Alexander. 

RETIREMENT  OF   REV.   JULIAN   S.   SIBLEY 

Rev.  Julian  S.  Sibley,  at  his  own  request,  was  honorably 
retired  from  the  active  ministry  and  was  recommended 
to  the  Minister's  Annuity  Fund  for  the  appropriate  retire- 
ment benefit. 

MINISTERS    RECEIVED 

Rev.  W.  A.  Brown  presented  a  certificate  of  transfer  from 
P'ayetteville  Presbytery  and  Rev.  P.  H.  Gwynn,  Jr.,  pre- 
sented a  certificate  of  transfer  from  Orange  Presbytery. 
Both  of  these  ministers  made  request  to  be  received  into  the 
membership  of  this  Presbytery.  After  an  examination  in 
accordance  with  the  Book  of  Church  Order,  which  was  sus- 
tained as  satisfactory,  and  having  signed  the  obligations 
required  of  its  ministers  by  the  Presbytery,  Mr.  Brown  and 
Mr.  Gwynn  were  enrolled  as  members  of  Mecklenburg 
Presbytery. 

COMMUNICATION   ON   ORDINATION   OF   LICENTIATE 

A  letter  from  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer,  Chairman  of  the  Com- 
mission on  the  Minister  and  His  Work,  asking  for  an  ex- 
pression of  the  Presbytery's  judgment  touching  a  point  of 
procedure  preliminary  to  the  ordination  of  Licentiate  Jon- 
athan M.  Smith  and  some  correspondence  from  Mr.  Smith 
on  the  same  matter  were  referred  to  the  Judicial  Commit- 
tee. 


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Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas  made  a  special  announcement  with 
reference  to  the  Youth  Convention  on  World  Missions  to  be 
held  at  Memphis,  Tennessee  from  December  30,  1941  to 
January  1,  1942. 

TRANSFER  OF  LICENTIATE  THOMAS  W.  McLEAN 

At  the  request  of  Licentiate  Thomas  W.  McLean  Presby- 
tery granted  him  a  certificate  of  dismissal  to  Potomac  Pres- 
bytery in  order  that  he  may  accept  a  call  to  the  pastorate 
of  the  Presbyterian  Church  of  Warrenton,  Virginia. 

The  Presbytery  took  recess  for  lunch  at  12:30  P.  M. 


AFTERNOON  SESSION  ' 

The  Presbytery  reconvened  at  2  :00  P.  M.  and  v^as  opened 
with  prayer  by  Rev.  J.  C.  Grier. 

REPORT   ON   ORPHANS'   HOME 

Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  Chairman,  presented  the  report  of  the 
Permanent  Committee  on  the  Orphans'  Home  which  was 
adopted  by  a  rising  vote  carrying  a  unanimous  expression 
of  approval  and  confidence  in  Superintendent  Joseph  B. 
Johnston  in  his  splendid  work  at  the  Orphans'  Home.  The 
report  of  the  committee  is  as  follows : 

BARIUM  SPRINGS 

Wc,  your  committee,  purpose  to  give  a  few  salient  facts  about  the 
Home,  facts  that  should  go  into  our  records.  To  go  at  any  length 
into  details  about  the  institution  at  this  time,  in  view  of  our  recent 
sojourn  there  during  the  meeting  of  Synod,  would  be  like  carrying 
coals  to  Newcastle.  However,  there  are  some  summary  facts  that 
are  outstanding,  and  these  we  present  for  your  review  and  inspira- 
tion. 

The  Home  is  having  its  golden  anniversary  this  year.  For  fifty 
years  this  institution  has  stood  forth  as  a  bulwark  of  strength  for 
weakened  humanity.  As  the  work  has  progressed,  the  money  given, 
and  the  buildings  erected,  one  great  passion  has  been  the  actuating 
motive  behind  it  all :  our  love  for  dependent  children,  and  our 
sincere  desire  to  see  them  cared  for,  and  trained  to  take  their  place 
in  society  as  Christian  men  and  women. 

The  physical  progress  of  the  Home  during  this  span  of  fifty 
years  is  little  short  of  the  marvelous.  From  twelve  children,  a 
single  building,  and  twenty-five  acres  of  ground,  the  Home  has 
expanded  to  include  over  325  children,  more  than  fifty  buildings,  and 
approximately   1,150  acres   of  land,   with   a   nominal   value   including 


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the  endowment  of  $1,045,41377.  But  more  important  than  all  this, 
is  the  multitude  of  friends  which  the  institution  has  made  for 
itself  throughout  the  bounds  of  the  Synod  as  the  Home  has  proven 
its  worth. 

The  annual  income  from  the  church  and  friends  of  this  institu- 
tion has  been  a  little  rise  of  the  $100,000.00  mark  now  for  a  number 
of  years.  About  half  of  this  sum  comes  through  the  annual  Thanks- 
giving offering,  which  shows  us  the  importance  of  the  season  which 
is  now  almost  upon  us.  There  is  a  saying  at  the  Home,  and  it  is  a 
true  one,  the  Thanksgivng  Offering  either  "makes"  them  or  "breaks" 
them  financially  speaking.     It  sets  the  tone  for  the  whole  year's  work. 

Barium  Springs  is  free  from  debt.  It  is  operating  on  a  debt-free 
basis,  and  has  been  doing  so  now  for  four  years.  A  generous 
Thanksgiving  Offering  will  guarantee  that  they  will  be  able  to  carry 
on  in  this  splendid  fashion  next  year.  Eighteen  churches  in  this 
Psesbytery  reached  new  peaks  last  year  with  their  Thanksgiving 
offering.  We  confidently  hope  for  an  even  larger  number  this 
Thanksgiving  season.  And  speaking  of  this  season  may  I  remind 
you  that  North  Carolina  is  going  with  the  President  this  year  in 
observing  Thanksgiving  on  the  20th,  and  not  as  usual,  the  last 
Thursday  in  the  month.  That  calls  for  immediate  preparation  on 
the  part  of  those  in  charge  of  the  Thanksgiving  offering. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1.  That  all  our  pastors  make  thorough  preparation  for  the 
Thanksgiving  offering  by  acquainting  their  people  with  the  insti- 
tution and  its  needs,  of  the  fact  that  half  the  annual  income  to  the 
Home  comes  from  the  Thanksgiving  offering,  and  that  because  of  the 
rise  in  prices  of  food,  a  larger  offering  will  be  needed  this  year  in 
former  years  if  the  Home  is  to  maintain  its  level. 

2.  That  each  church  set  up  a  local  committee  for  the  Thanks- 
giving offering,  and  that  this  committee  work  in  co-operation  with 
Synod"s  permanent  Orphanage  Committee  and  those  in  authority 
at  the  Home.  Mr.  Rufus  A.  Grier  is  the  representative  from  this 
Presbytery  on  the  Orphanage  Committee. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

J.  M.  WALKER,  Chairman. 

REPORT   OF   THE   COMMISSION    ON    THE   MINISTER   AND 

HIS  WORK 

Rev.  C.  R.  Nisbet  presented  the  report  of  the  Commission 
on  the  Minister  and  His  Work.  The  report  was  admitted 
to  record  and  is  as  follows  : 

To  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  in  session  at  Hopewell  Church, 
October  21st,  1941. 

Your  Commission  on  The  Minister  and  His  Work  has  held  three 
meetings    since    the    July    meeting    of    Presbytery.      Our    work    has 


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consisted   principally   of   rendering  help   as   we   have   been   able   to 
do     so     to     the     churches     without     pastors. 

Approval  has  been  given  to  McGee  and  Camp  Greene  Churches 
to  call. Rev.  Paul  Thrower.  We  understand  that  the  calls  have  been 
issued  but   the   Commission   has   not   been   officially   notified. 

Approval  has  been  given  to  Hamlet  Church  of  the  employment 
of  Rev.  J.  Howard  Macrae  as  Temporary  Supply. 

Our  Minutes  are  submitted  for  your  examination. 

H.  J.  SPENCER,  Secretary. 

REPORT  OF  THE  JUDICIAL  COMMITTEE 

Rev.  C.  M.  Boyd  submitted  the  report  of  the  Judicial 
Committee.    The  report  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows  : 

Your  Judicial  Committee  begs  to  report: 

The  only  paper  that  has  come  into  our  hands  is  the  request  of 
Jonathan  M.  Smith  for  ordination  in  order  that  he  may  be  con- 
sidered for  appointment  to  a  chaplaincy  in  the  United  States  Army 
or  C.  C  C.  camps. 

Your  committee  would  call  attention  to  the  fact  that  licensure 
expires  after  four  years  if  ordination  has  not  taken  place  nor  the 
licensure  been  renewed,  Book  of  Church  Order  Par.  120.  Mr.  Smith 
was  licensed  in  1934.  The  Clerk  of  Presbytery  informs  your  com- 
mittee that  the  conditions  of  Par.  120,  Book  of  Church  Order,  have 
not  been  met. 

Your  committee  would  call  attention  also  to  the  action  of  the 
General  Assembly  of  1918 — Alexander's  Digest,  page  49,  Section  103 — 
which  is  in  answer  to  an  overture  asking  the  following  question: 
"Whether  it  is  right  to  ordain  a  licentiate,  in  order  to  quality  him 
to  apply  for  appointment  as  a  Chaplain  in  the  United  States  Army 
or  Navy."  The  answer  was :  "As  every  ecclesiastical  office,  ac- 
cording to  the  Scriptures,  is  a  special  charge,  no  man  should  be  or- 
dained unless  it  be  to  the  performance  of  a  definite  work.'  "Apply- 
ing for  an  appointment  is  not  a  definite  work.  It  is  not  right  to 
so  ordain." — Book  of  Church   Order,   Par.   101. 

In  the  light  of  the  requirement  of  the  Book  of  Church  Order 
and  the  deliverance  of  the  General  Assembly  on  this  specific  ques- 
tion your  committee  is  of  the  opinion  that  you  cannot  proceed  with 
the   ordination   of  Jonathan   M.    Smith  as   requested. 

CHARLES    R.    NISBET, 
CHARLES    M.   BOYD, 
MORGAN   B.   SPIER. 

REPORT  ON   RELIGIOUS   EDUCATION 

Rev.  R.  A.  Young,  Chairman  of  the  P^xecutive  Committee 
of  Religious  Education,  presented  a  report  which  was  re- 


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ceived  as  information.  In  connection  with  this  report,  Rev. 
H.  W.  McLaughlin  of  the  Assembly's  Executive  Committee 
spoke  briefly  of  the  work  that  committee  is  doing  in  the 
field  of  Religious  Education  and  Sunday  vSchool  extension. 
Rev.  J.  O.  Mann,  Synod's  Director  of  Religious  Education, 
also  spoke  in  the  interest  of  the  Religious  Education  Con- 
vention of  the  Synod  of  North  Carolina  to  be  held  in  Greens- 
boro, November  3-5,  1941. 


RECEPTION  OF  CANDIDATES 

^Edgar  C.  Goodwin,  Jr.,  Jack  Thomas  Moore,  and  Oren 
Moore,  Jr.,  were  presented  to  Presbytery  as  applicants  to 
be  received  under  the  care  of  Presbytery  as  Candidates  for 
the  Gospel  Ministry.  The  Committee  of  Christian  Educa- 
tion and  Ministerial  Relief  reported  that  the  applications 
and  testimonials  were  in  order  and  satisfactory ;  and  rec- 
ommendaton  was  made  that  the  applicants  be  received  as 
Candidates  for  the  Ministry.  After  examination  as  required 
by  the  Book  of  Church  Order  was  sustained  as  satisfactory 
and  the  Constitutional  questions  being  answered  in  the  af- 
firmative brief  charge  was  delivered  to  the  applicants  by 
Rev.  R.  A.  Young  who  also  offered  the  prayer  in  closing  the 
proceedings.  The  three  young  men  were  then  enrolled  as 
candidates  for  the  Ministry. 

Presbytery  granted  the  request  of  Candidate  Andrew  A. 
Hill,  who  is  a  student  at  Union  Theological  Seminary,  to 
be  allowed  to  omit  Hebrew  from  his  course  of  study. 


CALL  FOR  REV.  B.  FRANK  YANDELL 

A  call  from  the  North  Charlotte  Church  for  the  pastoral 
services  of  Rev.  B.  Frank  Yandell  was  received,  found  in 
order  and  placed  in  the  hands  of  Mr.  Yandell.  He  accepted 
the  call  and  the  following  Commission  was  appointed  to  in- 
stall Mr.  Yandell  on  November  9,  1941,  at  7  :30  P.  M. :  Rev. 
W.  H.  Johnston  to  preside,  Rev.  C.  R.  Nisbet  to  preach  the 
sermon,  Rev.  J.  C.  Grier  to  charge  the  pastor,  and  Ruling* 
Elder  Thomas  M.  Glasgow  to  charge  the  congregation. 
Mr.  Yandell  was  given  permission  to  serve  the  Newell 
Church  as  Stated  Supply  until  the  January  (1942)  meeting 
of  Presbytery. 


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»     CALL  FOR   REV.  WM.  A.   BROWN 

A  call  from  the  St.  Paul  Church  for  the  pastoral  services 
of  Rev.  Wm.  A.  Brown  was  read,  found  in  order,  and  placed 
in  the  hands  of  Mr.  Brown.  He  accepted  the  call  and  the  fol- 
lowing Commission  was  appointed  to  install  him  on  Novem- 
ber 2.  1941,  at  7:30  P.  M.;  Rev.  J.  R.  Rosebro  to  preside. 
Rev.  D.  P.  McGeachy,  Jr.,  to  preach  the  sermon,  Ruling 
Elder  Rufus  A.  Grier  to  charge  the  pastor,  and  Rev.  R.  H. 
Stone  to  charge  the  congregation.  Rev.  J.  M.  Gettys  was 
appointed  alternate  for  any  minister  and  Mr.  Thomas  M. 
Glasgow  for  the  elder. 


PERMISSION  TO  PROSECUTE  CALL 

The  Camp  Greene  and  McGee  Churches  were  granted  per- 
mission to  prosecute  calls  for  the  pastoral  services  of  Rev. 
Paul  P.  Thrower  before  Asheville  Presbytery  of  which  he 
is  a  member. 

REPORT   ON   SYNOD'S   HOME   MISSIONS 

Rev.  J.  P.  H.  McNatt,  reported  for  the  Permanent  Com- 
mittee on  Synod's  Home  Missions.  The  report  was  received 
as   information. 

REPORT  ON  ASSEMBLY'S  HOME  MISSIONS 

Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson  submitted  a  report  for  the  Permanent 
Committee  on  Assembly's  Home  Missions.  The  report  was 
adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Your  Permanent  Committee  on  Assembly's  Home  Missions  sub- 
mits its  report  as  follows  :  , 

The  present  crisis  in  world  affairs  gives  new  urgency  to  the 
missionary  cause  in  the  United  States.  The  increasing  neglect  of  the 
church  and  the  growing  forces  of  evil ;  threatening  dangers  within 
and  without,  are  matters  of  grave  concern  for  every  Christian. 

The  place  of  Assembly's  Home  Missions  in  the  life  of  the  church 
is  revealed  in  the  fact  that  the  Executive  Committee  aids  in  the 
support  of  428  pastors  and  evangelists,  117  teachers,  nurses  and 
community  workers,  who  serve  746  churches  with  536  outposts,  18 
schools  and  missions  and  one  hospital  in  59  Presbyteries  in  the  17 
synods. 

It  is  said  that  the  measure  of  any  institution  can  be  determined 
by  the  loss  if  it  were  discontinued.  If  this  is  true,  the  withdrawal 
of  the  Assembly's  Home  Missions  would  take  the  Presbyterian 
church  and  the  Religious  privileges  it  seeks  to  provide  from  about 


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1,400  communities  that  are  now  reached  by  the  missionaries  aided 
by  the  Executive  Committee. 

It  was  the  unanimous  conviction  of  the  1941  General  Assembly 
that  a  larger  support  for  the  Assembly's  Home  Missions  must 
be  provided,  if  this  primary  agency  of  the  Church  is  to  meet  its 
evangelistic  responsibility  for  the  unreached  millions  in  our  land. 
There  is  urgent  need  for  increased  income,  that  better  salaries  may 
be  paid  the  workers ;  for  the  enlargement  and  better  equipment  of 
the  mission  schools  serving  the  multitudes  of  underprivileged  who 
live  in  disadvantaged  areas;  and  for  new  church  projects  in  the 
fast  growing  population  centers  of  the  Assembly.  These  important 
things  cannot  be  accomplished  without  greatly  increased  home  mis- 
sion income. 

The  latest  report  of  the  Executive  Committee  to  the  General 
Assembly  offered  much  encouragement  to  the  church  both  in  mem- 
bership gains  and  in  contributions  to  the  work.  With  the  vast 
increase  in  business  activities  and  the  unparalleled  expenditures  for 
industrial  expansion,  bringing  increased  material  prosperity  to  many 
sections,  is  not  this  the  time  for  the  Southern  Presbyterian  Church 
to  do  many  things  in  its  home  mission  work  that  lack  of  funds 
has  prevented  in  the  past?  The  total  budget  receipts  were  $339,- 
652.39.  a  gain  of  $33,527.41.  The  total  home  mission  income  was  $357,- 
081.30,  and  increase  of  $27,447.46  over  last  year.  While  this  is 
encouraging    yet    it    is    insufficient    for    the    needs. 

The   Following    Recommendations   Are   Offered: 

(1)  That  in  view  of  the  unevangelized  and  unchurched  millions 
in  our  own  land  and  the  growing  importance  of  the  home  missions 
service,  that  all  our  churches  be  urged  to  recognize  the  claims  of  this 
basic  work  for  its  rightful  share  of  their  benevolent  contributions. 

(2)  That  the  period,  October  1-November  9,  be  set  apart  for 
a  special  season  for  home  mission  study,  and  that  the  week  of 
November  2-9,  1941,  be  designated  as  the  Week  of  Prayer  and  Self- 
denial  for  Assembly's  Home  Mission  with  a  generous  offering  in 
all   churches   and  organizations   for   this   cause. 

(3)  That  the  book  "Why  Stand  Y;e  Idle?"  be  commended  for 
use  as  the  study  book  for  the  home  mission  period  in  all  organizations 
of  the  church. 

Respectfully    submitted 

M.  R.  GIBSON,  Chairman. 
APPLICATION   FOR  LICENSURE 

Mr.  Jonathan  M.  Smith  was  given  permission  to  be  ex- 
amined for  licensure  at  the  January  (1942)  meeting  of 
Presbytery.  The  written  parts  of  trial,  the  Thesis,  the  Ex- 
egesis and  the  Lecture,  having  been  already  submitted  to 
Presbytery  and  found  acceptable,  are  to  be  omitted  from 
this  examination. 


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REPORT  ON  BIBLE  CAUSE 

Rev.  E.  V.  Wiley,  Chairman,  submitted  the  report  for 
the  Permanent  Committee  on  the  Bible  Cause.  The  report 
was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Your  committee  on  the  Bible  Cause  submits  the  following  report : 
Your  committee  realizes  the  place  of  importance  which  the  Bible 
holds  in  revealing  God  to  men  everywhere.  Without  the  Word  men 
are  in  darkness.  With  this  in  mind,  we  realize  that  there  are  two 
things  necessary.  That  people  must  have  the  Bible,  and  to  have 
life   and   light   from   it   they   must    read    it. 

The  American  Bible  Society  has  as  its  single,  simple  purpose  to 
encourage  the  wider  circulation  of  the  Holy  Scriptures  without 
note  and  comment  and  without  purpose  of  profit  to  every  man  on 
earth  in  whatever  language  he  may  require.  Thus  we  would  com- 
mend the  great  work  of  the  American  Bible  Society  to  the  ministers 
and  people  of  this  Presbytery 

We   Recommend 

1.  That  the  ministers  of  our  Presbytery  emphasize  the  use  of 
the  Bible  in  the  Christian  home  and  instruct  them  in  methods  of 
fruitful  Bible  reading. 

2.  That  an  effort  be  made  on  the  part  of  the  church  to  distribute 
the  Bible  or  portions  of  it  to  those  who  are  without  the  church  and 
encourage  them  to  read  the  Word. 

3.  That  the  ministers  and  officers  of  the  churches  of  this  Pres- 
bytery see  that  a  more  whole-hearted  support  be  rendered  to  the 
American  Bible  Society  in  that  each  church  meet  its  full  apportion- 
ment of  five-tenths  of  one  percent  of  its  benevolence  and  missionary 
budget. 

4.  That  December  7,  1941,  be  observed  in  all  our  churches  as 
Bible  Sunday. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

E.  V.  WILEY,  Chairman. 
REPORT  ON   NOMINATIONS 

Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston  submitted  a  report  for  the  Com- 
mittee on  Nominations.  The  report  was  adopted  and  is 
as  follows:  (See  Directory,  names  added  to  the  various 
committees,  class  of  1944.) 

DEATH  OF  DR.  T.  A.  SMITH 

The  Presbytery  voiced  an  expression  of  sympathy  to  the 
family  of  Dr.  T.  A.  Smith,  recently  deceased.  Rev.  M.  B. 
Prince,  Jr.,  was  appointed  to  prepare  a  memorial  to  Dr. 
Smith  for  presentation  to  the  Presbytery  and  the  Synod. 


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REPORT  OF  COMMITTEE  ON  RESOLUTIONS 

Rev.  F.  R.  McAlister  submitted  the  report  of  the  Standing" 
Committee  on  Resolutions.     The  report  was  adopted  and 

is  as  follows  : 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  counts  it  a  great  honor  to  be 
invited  to  hold  its  154th  Stated  Meeting  in  historic  Hopewell 
Church,  and  we  wish  to  express  our  deep  gratitude  to  the  pastor, 
officers  and  members  of  the  Hopewell  congregation  for  this  privilege. 
We  appreciate  the  use  of  their  facilities,  which  has  enabled  us  to 
efficiently   discharge  our  respective  duties. 

We  desire  to  especially  thank  the  ladies  of  the  congregation  for 
their  bountiful  provision  of  food  for  our  temporal  necessities  and 
suggest  that  the  pastor,  Rev.  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  convey  our  thanks 
to  his  congregation. 

We  further  desire  to  express  our  sincere  appreciation  to  Dr. 
H.  W.  McLaughlin  for  his  presence  and  for  his  very  edifying  sermon 
at  the  opening  of  this  meeting  of  our  Presbytery. 

We  recommend  the  adoption  of  this  report  by  a  standing  vote  of 
the  Presbytery. 

J.    L.    RUSSELL,    Chairman. 

F.   R.   McALISTER, 

B.  FRANK  YANDELL, 

J.  R.  ALEXANDER,  M.D. 

INSTALLATION  OF  REV.  GARY  R.  BLAIN 

Rev.  J.  W.  Stork  submitted  the  report  of  the  Commission 

to  install  Rev.  Cary  R.  Blain.     The  report  was  admitted  to 

record  and  is  as  follows  : 

The  Commission  to  install  Dr.  Cary  R.  Blain  met  at  the  Ellerbe 
Presbyterian  Church,  August  31,  1941  at  11  A.  M.,  was  opened  with 
prayer  by  Rev,  R.  H.  Stone.  Present :  Dr.  A.  A.  Walker,  Chairman, 
Dr.  J.  W.  Stork,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  and  Elder  W.  E.  Price. 

J.  W.   Stork  was  elected  secretary. 

At  Ellerbe  at  11  A.  M.,  Dr.  Walker  presided,  preached  and  pro- 
pounded the  constitutional  questions.  Mr.  Stone  charged  the  pastor 
and  Dr.   Stork  the  congregation. 

At  Mt.  Carmel  at  3 :30  P.  M.,  Dr.  Walker  presided,  and  pro- 
pounded the  constitutional  questions.  Mr.  Stone  preached.  Dr. 
Stork  charged  the  pastor  and  W.  E.  Price  the  congregation. 

At  Norman  at  7:30  P.  M.  Dr.  Walker  presided,  propounded 
the  constitutional  questions  and  charged  the  pastor.  Dr.  Stork 
preached  and  charged  the  congregation. 

At  each  place  Dr.  Cary  R,  Blair  was  duly  installed  pastor  and 
pronounced  'the  benediction. 

The  minutes  were   read   and  adopted. 

The  commission  adjourned  with  prayer  by  the  chairman. 

J.  W.  STORK,  Secretary. 


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STEWARDSHIP  REPORT 

The  Stewardship  Committee  of  the  Presbytery  was  al- 
lowed to  make  a  special  report  and  its  recommendations 
were  adopted  ad  seriatim  as  follows  : 

1.  That  the  Presbytery  adopt  for  its  Benevolent  budget  for 
1942-1943  the  sum  of  $167,000.00,  which  is  the  amount  asked  of 
Mecklenburg  Presbytery  by  the  Synod. 

2.  That  the  following  scale  of  percentages  be  adopted  for  1942- 
1943: 

Presbytery's    Home    Missions 22% 

Foreign   Missions   26 

Orphanage    . 7 

Assembly's    Home    Missions 10 

Christian  Education  &  M.  R 5 

Schools  and  Colleges  (Incl.  U.  T.  S.) 12 

Synod's   Home    Missions 5 

Religious    Education    and    Pub 2.25 

Bible    Cause    .5 

Assembly's    Training    School .75 

Religious   Education   in   Synod 3.5 

Religious   Education  in  the   Pres 1 

Executive     Secretary's     Office 5 

100.00% 

3.  That  the  policy  of  the  Presbytery  be  that  the  minimum  salary 
be  $1,800.00  for  a  single  man  and  $1,800.00  and  a  manse  for  a  married 
man;  and  that  all  churches  or  groups  of  churches  not  now  paying 
that  amoun-t  be  asked  to  come  to  that  as  a  minimum. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

J.  G.  GARTH,  Chairman. 


REPORT  OF  SPECIAL  COMMITTEE 

Rev.  J.  W.  Stork  presented  the  report  of  the  Special 
Committee  on  Presbytery's  Tax.  The  report  was  adopted 
and  is  as  follows  : 

The  Committee  on  Presbytery's  Tax  met  at  Belk's  Tea  Room  in 
Charlotte,  October  16,  1941,  in  connection  with  the  Stewardship 
Committee.  The  meeting  was  opened  and  closed  with  prayer.  The 
entire  committee  was  present.  Ministers:  J.  G.  Garth,  J.  W. 
Stork  and  W.  H.  Johnston.  Ruling  Elders:  W.  E.  Price  and 
Rufus  A.  Grier.     We  offer  the  following  recommendations: 

1.    The  assessment  for  Presbytery's  Tax  is  15  cents  per  capita 
on  the  church  membership  reported  to   Presbytery  by  the   Session^ 
at  the  beginning  of  the  church  year  (April  1)  and  it  becomes  due 
when  the  year  has  ended  (March  31).     For  example,  the  tax  on  the 


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enrollment  of  April  1,  1941,  becomes  due  after  March  31,  1942  (or 
on  April  1,  1942). 

2.  The  tax,  15  cents  per  capita,  be  retained  with  the  proviso 
that  any  church  which  feels  unable  to  pay  this  may  apply  to  the 
Stewardship    Committee    for    adjustment. 

3.  That  all  churches  delinquent  in  Presbyterial  Tax  (i.  e.  tax 
prior  to  this  church  year)  be  cited  to  appear  at  the  January  (1942) 
Meeting  of  Presbytery  and  show  cause  why  they  have  not  paid 
same. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

J.  W.  STORK,  Chairman. 

Rresbytery  took  recess  for  supper  at  5  -.^O  P.  M. 

EVENING  SESSION 

6 :30  P.  M. 
The  Presbvtery  reconvened  and  was  led  in  prayer  by  Rev. 
Q.  N.  Huneycutt. 

The  proposed  amendments  to  the  Confession  of  Faith 
and  to  the  Book  of  Church  Order  were  placed  on  the  docket 
as  the  first  order  of  the  day  for  the  January  Meeting. 

PETITION  FOR  A  NEW  CHURCH 

A  petition  was  presented  from  a  group  of  interested 
persons  requesting  Presbytery  to  organize  a  church  in  the 
Club  Colony  section  of  Charlotte.  The  request  was  granted 
and  the  following  Commission  was  appointed  to  perfect  the 
organization  of  said  church  : 

Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  Chairman ;  Rev.  C  C,  Beam ;  Rev. 
Julian  S.  Sibley;  Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely ;  Rev.  Charles  R. 
Nisbet;  and  Ruling  Elders  J.  L.  Ranson,  M.D.';  Thomas  M. 
Glasgow  ;  Paul  R.  Shean  ;  H.  J.  Spencer  and  W.  E.  Price. 

NOMINATION  OF  MODERATOR 

Rev.  D.  K.  Synder  was  nominated  for  Moderator  of  the 
next  Stated  Session  of  Presbytery^. 

The  place  of  the  next  meeting  was  left  for  the  Moderator 
and  the  Stated  Clerk  to  arrange. 

The  minutes  were  read  and  adopted. 

After  prayer  and  the  benediction  by  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker 
Presbytery  adjourned  to  meet  on  January  20,  1942,  at  10:00 
A.  M.  J       >  ' 

C.  C.  BEAM,  Moderator. 
W.  A.  NICHOLSON,  Permanent  Clerk. 
T.  W.  STORK,  Assistant  Clerk. 
W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk. 


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CALLED  MEETING  OF  MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY 

Charlotte,  N.  C,  December  9,  1941. 
The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  met  in  special  session 
in  the  First  Presbyterian  Church,  Charlotte,  N.  C,  at  10:00 

A.  M.,  December  9,  1941.  The  meeting  was  called  to  order 
by  the  Moderator,  Rev.  C.  C.  Beam.  The  opening  prayer 
was  offered  by  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer. 

The  following  were  present  and  enrolled : 

Ministers  J.  W.  Grier,  J.  W.  Stork,  J.  G.  Garth,  J.  M.  Walker 
R.  H.  M.  Brown,  W.  H.  Frazer,  W.  H.  Johnson,  W.  A.  Nicholson, 
R.  A.  Young,  Chas.  M.  Boyd,  S.  B.  McLean,  B.  F.  Yandell,  W.  W. 
Akers,  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  Julian  S.  Sibley,  J.  C.  Grier,  Charles  R. 
Nisbet,  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  Jas.  A.  Jones,  A.  Julian  Warner,  D.  P. 
McGeachy.  Jr.,  C.  C.  Beam,  Jno.  R.  Rosebro,  E.  V.  Wiley,  J.  Walton 
Stewart,  J.,  Wm.  A.  Brown,  R.  H.  Stone,  C.  N.  Morrison,  F.  R. 
McAlister,  A.  W.  Shaw,  H.  L.  Reaves,  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  Neill  R. 
McGeachy,  M.  R.  Gibson,  A.  A.  Walker,  W.  C  Smith,  C.  H. 
Little.— 37. 

Ruling  Elders:     J.   R.  Alexander   M.D.,  Tenth  Avenue  ;   Morgan 

B.  Spier,  Charlotte  First ;  W.  F.  Baker,  Sharon ;  C.  S.  Massey, 
Waxhaw ;  Rufus  A.  Grier,  Steele  Creek;  Geo.  E.  Wilson,  Myers 
Park;  Oren  Moore,  M.D.,  Charlotte  Second;  J.  I.  Phillips,  Wil- 
more. — 8. 

The  following  were  introduced  to  Presbytery  and  in- 
vited to  sit  as  visiting  brethren  : 

Rev.  W.  M.  Ciirrie,  Kings  Mountain  Presbytery ;  Rev.  W, 
L.  Baker,  Kings  Mountain  Presbytery ;  Rev.  J.  E.  Flow, 
Concord  Presbytery ;  and  Rev.  L.  I.  Echols  of  the  Asso- 
ciate Reformed  Presbyterian  Church. 

The  following  call  for  this  meeting  was  read  and  found 
in  order : 

Charlotte,  N.  C,  November  25,  1941. 

The  constitutidnal  requirements  having  been  met,  I  here- 
by call  Mecklenburg  Presbvtery  to  meet  in  special  session, 
Tuesday,  December  9,  1941,  at  10:00  A.  M.  in  the  First 
Presbyterian  Church,  Charlotte,  N.  C.  to  transact  the  fol- 
lowing business,  if  the  way  be  clear : 

1.  Receive  Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander  from  Birmingham 
Presbytery  and  arrange  for  his  installation  as  pastor  of  the 
First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Charlotte. 

2.  Receive  Rev.  E.  L.  Flanagan  from  Atlanta  Presbytery. 

3.  Receive  Rev.  L.  L.  Little  from  Fayetteville  Pres- 
bytery. 


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4.  Receive  Rev.  Paul  P.  Thrower  from  Asheville  Pres- 
bytery and  arrange  for  his  installation  as  pastor  of  Camp 
Greene  and  McGee  Churches. 

5.  Discuss  and  act  upon  the  Crusade  of  Evangelism. 

6.  Spiritual  Conference  and  Deepening  of  Christian  Ex- 
perience. 

7.  Any  other  business  arising  out  of  the  above  items. 

C.  C.  BEAM,  Moderator. 
W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk. 

MINISTERS   RECEIVED 

Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander  of  Birmingham  Presbytery,  Rev. 
E.  L.  Flanagan  of  Atlanta  Presbytery,  Rev.  L.  L.  Little  of 
Fayetteville  Presbytery  and  Rev.  Paul  P.  Thrower  of  Ashe- 
ville Presbytery  were  introduced  as  applicants  for  member- 
ship in  Mecklenburg  Presbytery.  Certificates  of  Dismission 
from  their  respective  Presbyteries  were  received.  Exami- 
nation on  the  subjects  required  by  the  Book  of  Church 
Order  uas  sustained  as  satisfactory,  and  the  above  named 
brethren  were  enrolled  after  signing  the  obligations  re- 
quired of  its  ministers  by  the  Presbytery. 

CALLS  FOR  PASTORAL  SERVICE 

Calls,  for  the  pastoral  services  of  Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander 
from  the  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Charlotte  and  of 
Rev.  Paul  P.  Thrower  from  Camp  Greene  and  McGee 
Churches  were  received  from  the  Commission  on  the  Min- 
ister and  His  Work  with  the  approval  of  the  Commission. 
Presbytery  placed  these  calls  into  the  hands  of  the  min- 
isters to  whom  they  were  addressed,  who  signified  their 
acceptance. 

COMMISSIONS   TO   INSTALL 

The  following  Commission  was  appointed  to  install  Rev. 
W.  A.  Alexander  as  pastor  of  the  First  Presbyterian  Church 
of  Charlotte  on  December  14,  1941,  at  7:45  P.  M. :  Rev. 
John  A,  Redhead,  Jr.,  to  preside  and  propound  the  consti- 
tutional questions ;  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones  to  preach  the  ser- 
mon;  Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely  to  charge  the  pastor;  Rev. 
Charles  R.  Nisbet  to  charge  the  congregation ;  Rev.  C.  H. 
Rowan  as  alternate  to  any  of  the  above  named  ministers; 
and  Ruling  Elder  Thomas  M.  Glasgow,  with  Ruling  Elder 
A.  R.  Shaw,  Jr.,  alternate. 


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The  Commsision  to  install  Rev.  Paul  P.  Thrower  as 
pastor  of  Camp  Greene  Church  on  December  21,  1941  at  5  :00 
P.  M.  is  as  follows  : 

Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  to  preside  and  propound  the  constitu- 
tional questions;  Rev.'  Julian  S.  Sibley  to  preach  the  ser- 
mon ;  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth  to  charge  the  pastor ;  Ruling  Elder 
Tom  Smith  to  charge  the  congregation. 

The  Commission  to  install  Rev.  Paul  P.  Thrower  as 
pastor  of  McGee  Church  on  December  21,  1941,  at  7:30 
P.  M.  is  as  follows  : 

Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  to  preside  and  propound  the  constitu- 
tional questions;  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth  to  preach  the  sermon; 
Rev.  Julian  S.  Sibley  to  charge  the  pastor ;  Ruling  Elder 
Tom  Smith  to  charge  the  congregation.  Mr.  S.  M.  Alex- 
ander is  a  member  of  the  commission,  with  Mr.  McAlister 
Carson  as  alternate.  The  quorum  fixed  by  Presbytery  is 
two  ministers  and  one  elder. 

REV.  L.  L.  LITTLE  RETIRED 

Rev.  L.  L.  Little,  at  his  own  request,  was  placed  on  the 
honorably  retired  list  of  ministers. 

SPECIAL   PRAYER   FOR  FOREIGN   MISSIONS 

The  Presbytery  engaged  in  a  season  of  special  prayer, 
led  by  Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves,  for  the  Assembly's  Foreign  Mis- 
sion Committee  and  for  the  missionaries  now  in  China  and 
Japan  and  for  the  native  Christians  in  those  two  countries. 

CONFERENCE  ON  EVANGELISM 

Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet,  Chairman  of  Presbytery's  Com- 
mittee on  Evangelism,  led  a  discussion  on  the  work  of 
evangelism  and  the  Evangelistic  Crusade.  Rev.  W.  M. 
Currie  of  Kings  Mountain  Presbytery,  Chairman  of  Synod's 
Committee  on  Evangelism,  was  introduced  and  spoke  on 
The  Need  of  Evangelism.  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker  on  Prayer  in 
Revival  and  Evangelism.  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones  spoke  on  The 
Evangelistic  Message.  , 

The  minutes  of  this  meeting  were  read  and  adopted. 

Presbytery  adjourned  with  prayer  by  Rev.  W.  H.  John- 
ston. 

C.  C.  BEAM,  Moderator. 

W.  A.  NICHOLSON,  Permanent  Clerk. 
T.  W.  STORK,  Assistant  Clerk. 
W.  H.   JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk. 


MINUTES 

of 


MECKLEIVBUHG 
PRESBYTERY 


155th    stated    session 
HUNTERSVILLE    CHURC4-I    —    JANUARY    20,    1942 

CALLED    MEETING 
CHARLOTTE    FIRST    CHURC+I    —    MARCH    10,    1942 

156th    stated    SESSION 
MYERS    PARK    CHURCH    —    APRIL    21,    1942 

ADJOURNED    MEETING 
CHARLOTTE    FIRST    CHURCH    —    MAY    14,    1942 

NEXT    STATED    SESSION 
PAW    CREEK    CHURCH    -    JULY    14,    1942 

(Changed   by  Order  of  Moderator   From   Juuy   21,   1942) 


MINUTES    OF    MECKLENBURG   PRESBYTERY 


DOCKET  SCHEDULE 


WINTER   MEETING 

Organization   of   Presbytery 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception    of    Ministers    and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports   of   Commissions   and 

Committees 

(a)  Stewardship 

(b)  Evangelism 

(c)  Records  of   Presbytery 

(d)  Resolutions 

(e)  Foreign    Missions 
Popular     Meeting     on     Foreign 

Missions 
Election     of     Commissioners     to 

General    Assembly 
New  and  Unfinished  Business 
Place  of  Next  Meeting 
Nominate  Moderator 
Adopt  Minutes 
Adjourn 


SUMMER  MEETING 

Organization     of     Presbytery 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception  of  Ministers  and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 

Reports  of  Commissions  and 
Committees 

(a)  Ch.  Ed.  and  Min.  Relief 

(b)  Sabbath    Observance 

(c)  Records  of  Presbytery 

(d)  Resolutions 

(e)  Religious    Education 

Popular     Meetings     on  Religious 
Education 

New  and  Unfinished  Business 

Place  of  Next  Meeting 

Nominate  Moderator 

Adopt  Minutes 

Adjourn 


SPRING    MEETING 

Organization  of   Presbytery 
Communion  Service 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception    of    Ministers    and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports      of      Commissions     and 

Committees 

(a)  Woman's    Work 

(b)  Minister  and  His  Work 

(c)  Sessional  Records 

(d)  Synod's   Minutes 

(e)  Resolutions 

(f)  Presbytery's     Home     Mis- 
sions 

Popular  Meeting  on  Home  Mis- 
sions 

Reports  of  Treasurers  and  Trus- 
tees 

New  and  Unfinished  Business 

Place   of    Next    Meeting 

Nominate    Moderator 

Adopt    Minutes 

Adjourn 


FALL    MEETING 

Organization   of   Presbytery 
Communion  Service 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception  of  Ministers  and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports      of     Commissions     and 

Committees 

(a)  Assembly's  Home  Missions 

(b)  Synod's  Home  Missions 

(c)  Minister  and  His  Work 

(d)  Bible  Cause 

(e)  Educational  Institutions 

(f)  Assembly's   Minutes 

(g)  Nominations 
(h)   Resolutions 

(i)  Orphans'  Home 
Popular     Meeting     on     Orphans' 

Home 
New  and  Unfinished  Business 
Place  of  Next  Meeting 
Nominate  Moderator 
Adopt  Minutes 
Adjourn 


The  Stated  Session  of  Presbytery  convene  at   10:00  A. 
M.  on  the  third  Tuesday  in  each  quarter. 


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D  IRECTOR Y 

Rev.  D.    K.    Snyder,    Moderator,   Winter    Meeting. 
Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  Moderator,  Spring  Meeting. 
Rev.  W.   H.  Johnston,   Stated   Clerk    (1943). 
Rev.  W.  A.   Nicholson,   Permanent  Clerk    (1943). 
Rev.  J.  W.   Stork,  Assistant   Clerk   (1943). 
Rev.  R.   H.    Stone,    Executive    Secretary    (1944). 
Rev.  Q.   N.   Huneycutt,   Evangelist    (1944). 
Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  Publicity  Clerk. 

TRUSTEES  OF  SCHOOLS  AND  COLLEGES 

Davidson — Elected  for  Four  Years  : 

1942— Mr.  W.  H.  Belk,  Charlotte;  Mr.  H.  W.  Moore,  Charlotte; 
Mr.  T.  S.  McPheeters,  Charlotte. 

1944 — Mr.  R.  A.  Dunn,  Charlotte ;  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr. 

Queens — Elected  for  Three  Years  : 

1942 — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones;  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker;  Mr.  Hunter  Mar- 
shall, Charlotte. 

1943 — Mr.  McAlister  Carson,  Charlotte ;  Mr.  James  J.  Harris, 
Charlotte;  Mr.  David  Ovens,  Charlotte;  Mr.  Ivey  W. 
Stewart,  Charlotte. 

1944— Mr.  H.  J.  Allison,  Charlotte;  Mr.  Harry  L.  Dalton,  Char- 
lotte; Mn  Peter  S.  Gilchrist,  Charlotte;  Rev.  Charles  R. 
Nisbet. 

Trustees   of  Presbytery: 

1942— Mr.  W.  H.  Abernathy,  Charlotte. 
1943— Mr.  T.   R.   Stewart,   Charlotte. 
'1944 — Mr.  W.  A.  Henderson,  Monroe. 

Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work: 

Chairman — Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer. 

1942— Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet;  Mr.  H.  J.  Spencer,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer;  Mr.  J.  W.  Thompson,  Charlotte. 
1944— Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr. ;  Mr.  Rufus  A.  Grier,  Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE    COMMITTEES 

Home  M.issions: 

Chairman — Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan. 

1942— Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan;  Rev.  J.  E.  Mcjunkin;  Rev.  D.  P.  Mc- 

Geachy,  Jr.;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte;  Mr.  W.  H.  Belk, 

Charlotte. 

1943— Rev.  J.  C.  Grier;  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.;  Rev.  C.  D.  White- 
ley;  Mr.  W.  R.  Garrison,  Charlotte. 

1944— Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr. ;  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker ;  Rev.  R.  E. 
Watts;  Mr.  C.  A.  Bland,  Wadesboro;  Mr.  Morgan  B.  Speir, 
Charlotte. 


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Religious    Education: 

Chairman — Rev.  R.  A.  Young. 

1942— Rev.  R.  A.  Young;  Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor;  Mr.  Douglas  Aitken, 
Charlotte ;   Dr.  R.  H.  Lafferty,  Charlotte. 

1943 — Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt;  Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner;  Mr.  H.  J. 
Allison,   Charlotte;    Mr.   Hunter   Marshall,   Charlotte. 

1944— Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy;  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas;  Mr.  Thomas 
Graham,  Charlotte;  Mr.  R.  L.  Price,  Charlotte. 

PERMANENT   COMMITTEES 
Advisory    Committee   to   the    Executive    Secretary: 

Chairman — Rev.   John   A.    Redhead,   Jr. 

1942— Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan ;  Rev.  R.  A.  Young. 

1943_Rev.  J.  G.  Garth;  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.;  Mr.  W.  E. 
Price,   Charlotte. 

Assembly's   Home   Missions:  x 

Chairman — Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson. 

1942— Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson;  Mr.  C.  B.  Choate,  R.  3,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves;   Dr.  E.  H.  Hand,  Pineville. 
1944_Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor;  Mr.  E.  M.  Neel,  R.  3,  Charlotte. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr.  J.  P.  Robinson,   Charlotte. 

1942— Mr.  J.  P.  Robinson,  Charlotte. 
1943— Mr.  J.  D.  Ramsey,  Charlotte. 

1944— Mr.  H.  H.  DeArmon,  Charlotte. 

« 

Bible   Cause: 

Chairman — Rev.   E.  V.  Wiley. 

1942— Rev.  E.  V.  Wiley;  Mr.  Guy  M.  Neel,  Charlotte. 

1943— Rev.    A.    Julian    Warner;    Mr.    Rufus    A.    Grier,    Route    3, 

Charlotte. 
1944— Rev.  W.  B.  Neil;  Mr.  C.  S.  Massey,  Waxhav^. 

Christian    Education    and    Ministerial    Relief: 

Chairman — Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston. 

1942_Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston;  Mr.  B.  Frank  Matthews,  Charlotte. 
1943_Rev.  J.  W.  Stork ;  Mr.  Edward  G.  Hayes,  R.  5,  Charlotte. 
1944 — Rev.  F.  R.  McAlister;  Mr.  James  W.  Armstrong,  Charlotte. 

Educational  Institutions: 

Chairman — Rev.   C.   D.   Whiteley. 

1942_Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley;  Mr.  Morgan  B.  Speir,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.;  Mr.  J.  E.  McLauchlin,  Hamlet. 
1944 — Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner;  Mr.  McAlister  Carson,  Charlotte. 


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Evangelism: 

Chairman — Rev.   Charles    R.   Nisbet. 

1942— Rev.  C.  R.  Nisbet;  Mr.  L.  M.  Oglukian,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  J.  E.  Mcjunkin ;  Mr.  Paul  R.  Shean,  Charlotte. 
1944— Rev.  Hunter  B.   Blakely;    Mr.   Nat   C.  White,   Charlotte. 

Examinations: 

1.  Experimental   Piety — The   Moderator. 

2.  Academic    Studies— 1942,    Rev.    W.    H.    Eubank;    1943,    Rev. 
.  Hunter  B.  Blakely;  1944,  Rev.  W.  R.  Buhler. 

3.  Languages— 1942,   Rev.   W.   W.   Akers ;    1943,   Rev.  John  A. 
Redhead,  Jr. ;  1944,  Rev.  J.  L.  Russell. 

4.  Natural  and  Exact  Sciences— 1942,  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer;  1943, 
Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones ;  1944,  Rev.  P.  H.  Gwynn. 

5.  Mental  and  Moral  Philosophy — 1942,  Rev.  Julian  S.  Sibley; 
1943,  Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet ;  1944,  Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet. 

6.  English  Bible,  Ethics,  Logic  and  Rhetoric— 1942,  Rev.  J.  W. 
Grier;  1943,  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas;   1944,  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones. 

7.  Church  History— 1942,  Rev.  W.  W.  Akers;   1943,  Rev.  J.  G. 
Garth;   1944,  Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely. 

8.  Theology— 1942,    Rev.    A.    S.    Johnson;    1943,    Rev.    W.    H. 
Frazer;  1944,  Rev.  Chas.  M.  Boyd. 

9.  Church    Government   and    Sacraments — 1942,    Rev.   Julian    S. 
Sibley;  1943,  Rev.  W.  T.  Smith;  1944,  Rev.  Wm.  A.  Brown. 

10.     Thesis,    Exegesis    and    Popular    Lecture — 1942,    Rev.    C.    H. 
Rowan;  1943,  Rev.- J.  S.  Nisbet;  1944,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone. 

Foreign  Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet. 

1942— Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves ;  Mr.  R.  L.  Willis,  R.  9,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet;  Mr.  L.  S.  Boyd,  Charlotte. 
1944— Rev.   B.  F.  Yandell ;  Dr.  Oren   Moore. 

Nominations: 

Chairman — Rev.   C.   D.   Whiteley. 

1942— Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer;  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston;  Mr.  Thomas  M. 
Glasgow.   Charlotte, 

1943— Rev.  C  D.  Whiteley;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte;  Mr.  H.  J. 
Spencer.  Charlotte. 

1944— Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan;   Rev.  R.  H.   Stone;  Dr.  Oren  Moore, 
Charlotte. 

Orphans'  Home: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  M.  Walker.- 

1942— Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  Mr.  Paul  R.  Sheahan,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  A.  H.  Key;  Mr.  Philip  F.  Howerton,  Charlotte. 
1944— Rev.   J.   C.   Grier;    Mr.   J.   P.    Sifford,   Albemarle. 


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Sabbath   Observance: 

Chairman — Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw. 

1942— Rev.  C.  N.  Morrison;  Mr.  W.  S.  Biggers,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  Wriston  Hartsell ;  Mr.  C.  A.  Bland,  Wadesboro. 
1944— Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw;  Mr.  E.  G.  Cochrane,  Charlotte. 

Stewardship: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.   G.   Garth. 

1942— Mr.  H.  J.  AlHson,  Charlotte ;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  J.  G.   Garth;   Rev.  S.  B.  McLean. 
,   1944 — Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves  ;  Dr.  Thos.  D.  Sparrow,  Charlotte. 

Sy.nod's  Home  Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.   P.   H.   McNatt. 

1942— Rev.  J.  P.  H.  McNatt;  Mr.  J.  E.  McLauchHn,  Hamlet. 
1943— Rev.  C.  H.  Little ;  Mr.  W.  R.  Sadler,  Paw  Creek. 
1944— Rev.  A.  A.  Walker;   Mr.  L.  S  .Boyd,  Charlotte. 

Woman's  Work: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  C.  Grier. 

1942— Rev.  W.  R.  Buhler;  Dr.  L.  W.  Hovis,  Charlotte. 
1943— Rev.  J.  C.  Grier;  Mr.  W.  A.  Jamison,  Charlotte. 
1944 — Rev.  C.  N.  Morrison;  Mr.  G.  B.  Chapman,  Charlotte. 

SPECIAL    COMMITTEES 
Christian   Education   Movement: 

Chairman — Mr.    McAlister    Carson. 

Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.;  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker;  Rev.  R.  E. 
Watts;  Mr.  Ad^cAlister  Carson,  Charlotte;  Dr.  Hamilton  McKay, 
Charlotte. 

Location    and    Relocation    of    Churches: 

Chairman — Rev.   Jas.   A.   Jones. 

Rev.  D.  P.  McGeachy,  Jr.,  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone, 
Rev.  A.  J.  Warner,  Rev.  R.  A.  Young,  Mr.  R.  S.  Hutchinson, 
Charlotte;  Mr.  E.  E.  Jones,  Charlotte;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price, 
Charlotte. 


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ROLL     OF     MINISTERS 


1.  J.  W.   Moore,   D.D. 

2.  M.  E.  Sentelle,  D.D. 

3.  G.  P.  Stevens 

4.  J.  W.  Grier 

5.  R.  J.  Mcllwaine 

6.  W.  C.  McLauchlin,  D.D. 

7.  C.  H.  Little 

8.  R.  S.  Burwell,  D.D. 

9.  J.  G.  Garth 

10.  J.  W.  Stork,  D.D. 
n.  R.  H.  M.  Brown 

12.  J.   M.  Walker,  D.D. 

13.  W.   C.   Underwood 

14.  L.   H.    Query 

15.  W.   H.   Frazer,   D.D. 

16.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  Th.D. 

17.  T.  F.  Huneycutt 

18.  M.   E.   Peabody 

19.  W.  B.  S.  Chandler 

20.  A.  A.  Walker,  D.D. 

21.  C.  C.  Beam 

22.  S.  B.  McLean 

23.  W.  H.  Johnston 

24.  J.   C.    McGehee 
'25.  C.  H.  Rowan 

26.  B.  F.  Yandell 

27.  A.  L.  McDuffie 

28.  Charles  R.  Nisbet,  D.D. 

29.  W.  C.  Copeland 

30.  J.  C.  Grier 

31.  W.  G.  Thomas 

32.  T.  R.  Alexander 

33.  A.  T.  Taylor 

34.  W.  W.  Akers,  D.D. 

35.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 

36.  H.  C.  Carmichael 

37.  W.  A.  Nicholson 

38.  W.  B.  Neill 

39.  A.  H.  Eraser 

40.  M.  R.  Gibson 

41.  J.  P.  H.  McNatt 

42.  C.  D.  Whiteley,  D.D. 

43.  R.  A.  Young,  D.D. 


44.  Chas.  M.  Boyd,  D.D. 

45.  Julian  S.  Sibley,  D.D. 

46.  A.  H.  Key 

47.  E.  V.  Wiley 

48.  Leonard  T.  Gill 

49.  Alfred   L.   Roberts     . 

50.  W.  L  Howell,  Jr. 

51.  Theo.  B.  Anderson 

52.  D.  K.  Snyder 

53.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  D.D. 

54.  W.  C.  C.  Foster 

55.  W.   C.  Smith 

56.  J.  C  Neville 

57.  Ben  T.  Harrop 

58.  J.   E.   Mcjunkin 

59.  Thomas  H.  Mitchell 

60.  C.  N.  Morrison 

61.  W.  T.   Smith 

62.  Hunter  B.  Blakely,  D.D. 

63.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  D.D. 

64.  H.  L.  Reaves 

65.  A.  Julian  Warner 

66.  J.  S.  Nisbet,  D.D. 

67.  J.   L.   Russell 

68.  W.  R.   Buhler 

69.  Jno.    R.    Rosebro,    D.D. 

70.  A.  W.  Shaw 

71.  F.  R.  McAlister 

72.  Neill  R.  McGeachy 

73.  R.  H.  Stone 

74.  R.  E.  Watts 

75.  J.   Walton   Stewart,   Jr. 

76.  Gary  R.  Blain,  D.D. 

77.  Wm.  A.  Brown 

78.  P.  H.  Gwynn,  Jr.,  Ph.D. 

79.  W.  A.  Alexander,  D.D. 

80.  E.  L.  Flanagan 

81.  L.  L.  Little,  D.D. 

82.  Paul  P.  Thrower 

83.  J.  L.  Griggs 

84.  Holmes   Rolston,   D.D. 

85.  Robert  F.  Boyd 


The  One  Hundred  Fifty-Fifth  Stated 
Session  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery 

Huntersville,  N.  C. 
January  20,   1942. 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  met  in  its  One  Hundred 
Fifty-fifth  Stated  Session  in  the  Huntersville  Presbyterian 
Church  at  10:00  A.  M.  and  was  called  to  order  by  the 
Moderator,  Rev.  C.  C.  Beam,  who  constituted  the  court 
with  prayer.  At  the  request  of  the  Moderator,  the  opening 
sermon  was  delivered  by  Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander,  pastor  of 
the  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Charlotte.  The  sermon 
was  based  on  the  text,  Acts  9:31,  "Then  had  the  churches 
rest." 

The  Roll — The  following  were  present  and  were  enrolled 
or  were  enrolled  during  the  meeting  of  Presbytery: 

Ministers:  J.  W.  Grier,  W.  C.  McLauchlin,  C.  H.  Little,  J.  G. 
Garth,  J.  W.  Stork,  J.  M.  Walker,  W.  H.  Frazer,  Q.  N.  Huneycutt, 
A.  A.  Walker,  C  C.  Beam,  S.  B.  McLean,  W.  H.  Johnston,  C.  H. 
Rowan,  B.  F.  Yandell,  C.  R.  Nisbet,  J.  C.  Grier,  W.  G.  Thomas,  A.  T. 
Taylor,  W.  W.  Akers,  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  W.  A.  Nicholson,  W.  B. 
Neill,  M.  R.  Gibson,  J.  P.  H.  McNatt,  C.  D.  Whiteley,  R.  A.  Young, 
C.  M.  Boyd,  J.  S.  Sibley,  D.  P.  McGeachy,  Jr.,  A.  H.  Key,  E.  V. 
Wiley,  T.  B.  Anderson,  D.  K.  Snyder,  J.  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  W.  C. 
Smith,  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  T.  H.  Mitchell,  C.  N.  Morrison,  W.  T. 
Smith,  H.  B.  Blakely,  Jas.  A.  Jones,  A.  Julian  Warner,  J.  S.  Nisbet, 
J.  L.  Russell,  W.  R.  Buhler,  J.  R.  Rosebro,  A.  W.  Shaw,  F.  R.  Mc- 
Alister,  N.  R.  McGeachy,  R.  H.  Stone,  R.  E.  Watts,  Gary  R.  Blain, 
Wm.  A.  Brown,  W.  A.  Alexander,  E.  L.  Flanagan,  Paul  P.  Thrower, 
J.  L.  Griggs,  Holmes  Rolston. — 58. 

Ruling  Elders:  W.  Henry  Thompson,  Albemarle  Second;  W.  J. 
Knox,  Bethel;  L  D.  Crowell,  Bethlehem;  W.  E.  Price,  Caldwell 
Memorial;  C.  H.  Trexler,  Camden;  R.  R.  Grier,  Central  Steele 
Creek;  Morgan  B.  Speir,  Charlotte  First;  Oren  Moore,  Charlotte 
Second ;  Tom  Henderson,  Ellerbe ;  E.  V.  Kerns,  Hopewell ;  J.  Boyd 
Monteith,  Huntersville ;  E.  J.  Stinson,  Indian  Trail ;  J.  A.  Kirk, 
Mallard  Creek;  L.  F.  Hart,  Monroe  First;  Alex  McFadyen,  Mt. 
Car.mel;  R.  L.  Martin,  Mt.  Gilead ;  L.  A.  Marshall,  Mulberry;  Jno. 
L.  Payne,  Myers  Park;  J.  M.  Russell,  Newell;  S.  G.  McLellan,  North 
Charlotte;  Thos.  A.  Wilson,  Norwood;  E.  D.  Jordan,  Philadelphia; 
J.  R.  Miller,  Pineville ;  J.  W.  McKinney,  Providence;  J.  W.  DeWese, 
Ramah  ;  W.  W.  Faires,  Robinson;  R.  W.  Blackwelder,  St.  Andrews; 
J.  W.  Kiser,  St.  Paul;  B.  J.  Shore,  Selwyn  Avenue;  T,  F.  Black, 
Sharon;  Robt.  W.  Boyles,  Steele  Creek;  Fred  L.  Gibbon,  Sugaw 
Creek;  H.  E.  Garrison,  Tenth  Avenue;  W.  H.  Baker,  Thomasboro ; 


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C  N.  Eckerson,  Troy;  R.  J.  Belk,  Waxhaw ;  J.  D.  Ramsey,  West 
Avenue;  Peter  S.  Gilchrist,  Westminster;  Wm.  F.  Caldwell,  Williams 
Memorial. — 39. 

Visiting  Brethren:  The  following  were  introduced  and  invited  to 
sit  as  visiting  brethren :  Rev.  G.  Raymond  Womeldorf,  Lexington 
Presbytery;  Rev.  S.  A.  Ewart,  Bethel  Presbytery;  Rev.  Holmes 
Rolston,  Lexington  Presbytery;  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs,  Enoree  Pres- 
bytery; Rev.  Robert  Turner,  Concord  Presbytery;  Rev.  W.  T.  Simp- 
son, A.  R.  P.  Church. 

MEMORIAL   TO   DR.   T.  A.   SMITH 

Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  read  the  Memorial  to  Rev.  T.  A. 
Smith,  M.D.  Rev.  J.  W.  Stork  led  the  Presbytery  in  prayer 
on  behalf  of  Dr.  Smith's  surviving  family.  This  Memorial 
w^as  adopted  by  a  rising-  vote  and  is  as  follow^s  : 

Thomas  Art  Smith 

Thomas  Art  Smith  was  born  near.  Locust  Level,  in  Stanley 
County,  December  14,  1890,  of  Presbyterian  stock.  Soon  after  his 
birth  his  parents  moved  to  the  Bethlehem  community  of  Union 
County.  In  his  boyhood  days  he  united  with  the  Bethlehem  Pres- 
byterian Church.  After  finishing  grammar  school  he  attended  high 
school  at  Unionville  until  his  graduation  there.  On  June  19,  1912  he 
was  married  to  Miss  Laura  A.  Helms  of  Monroe,  N.  C,  who  survives 
him.  He  attended  Johnson  Bible  College  in  Tennessee  and  Lincoln 
Memorial  College  in  the  same  state.  His  pre-medical  course  was 
taken  at  Davidson  College  after  which  he  entered  the  Virginia 
Medical  School  at  Richmond  and  received  the  degree  of  M.D.  there 
in  1917.  Next  followed  a  year  of  the  practice  of  medicine  at  Stan- 
field,  N.  C,  a  year  at  Norwood,  N.  C,  and  a  year  at  Badin,  N.  C. 
He  moved  to  Charlotte,  N.  C.  in  1920  and  after  a  brief  stay  studied 
a  year  at  the  Chicago  Eye,  Ear,  Nose  and  Throat  Hospital.  He 
came  back  to  Charlotte  in  1921  and  resumed  the  practice  of  medicine. 
In  September  1926  he  entered  Columbia  Theological  Seminary  as  a 
member  of  the  last  class  to  enter  the  institution  while  it  was  at 
Columbia,  S.  C.  He  graduated  with  the  degree  of  B.D.  in  May  1929 
and  accepted  a  call  to  Reform,  Ala.  In  June  1929  he  was  ordained 
to  the  Ministry  by  Tuscaloosa  Presbytery  and  became  one  of  the 
few  men  of  the  church  ever  to  have  the  double  ministry  of  healing 
and  preaching.  While  at  Reform,  Ala.,  he  did  ^ork  at  the  Uni- 
versity of  Alabama  at  Tuscaloosa  and  received  his  A.B.  degree  in 
1933.  He  also  completed  the  work  for  his  Master's  degree  with 
the  exception  of  his  thesis  which  he  intended  completing  later.  His 
pastorate  at  Reform  lasted  until  1935  at  which  time  he  came  back 
to  Charlotte  and  was  received  into  Mecklenburg  Presbytery.  The 
Church  at  Newell,  N.  C,  requested  his  services  as  stated  supply  and 
was  so  well  pleased  with  his  work  that  he  received  a  call  to  become 
pastor  of  the  church  and  was  installed  as  pastor.  Upon  his  return 
to  Charlotte  he  resumed  the  practice  of  medicine  along  with  his 
spiritual  ministry  and  built   up   a   large   practice. 

In  the  spring  of  1941  he  was  stricken  with  a  heart  ailment  from 
which    he    never    fully    recovered.      Realizing    that    he    could    never 


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engage  in  active  service  again  he  requested  the  dissolution  of  the 
relationship  between  himself  and  the  church  at  Newell.  Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery  granted  this  request  at  its  summer  meeting  in 
July  1941.  After  some  months  of  suffering  the  end  came  October  18, 
1941.  Funeral  services  were  conducted  at  the  Plaza  Presbyterian 
Church  by  Rev.  W.  C.  Cooper  of  Mocksville,  N.  C.,  assisted  by  Rev. 
M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  and  Rev.  J.  Walton  Stuart.  The  officers  of 
Newell  Presbyterian  Church  acted  as  active  pall  bearers.  His  remains 
were  taken  back  to  the  place  of  his  birth  and  buried  in  the  cemetery 
of  Locust  Presbyterian  Church.  He  was  a  physician  of  skill  in 
both  diagnosis  and  treatment.  He  was  a  preacher  of  great  ability 
and  warmed  the  hearts  of  his  hearers  with  his  messages.  As  a 
student  in  the  seminary  he  was  popular  with  faculty  and  student 
body  alike.  He  combined  consecration,  reverence  and  intellectual 
ability  with  keen  humor,  brilliant  wit  and  unfailing  optimism.  His 
sportsmanship  in  the  recreational  activities  of  the  campus  was  ideal. 

It  is  not  permitted  to  many  of  God's  servants  to  combine  the 
ministry  of  preaching  with  that  of  healing.  Few  are  capable  of 
doing  both  well.  Dr..  Smith  was  one  of  those  few  who  could  excell 
at  both  at  the  same  time.  He  was  cut  off  in  the  prime  of  life  when 
it  seemed  that  his  most  useful  years  lay  ahead.  We  do  not  question 
the  purposes  of  him  who  doeth  all  things  well  but  rather  bow  in 
humble  submission  to  his  divine  will  and  in  thanksgiving  that  it  was 
our  privilege  to  know  and  to  labor  with  one  of  God's  servants  who 
was  called  home  while  his  years  were  still  in  their  prime ;  one  who 
early  heard  the  summons  "Well  done  thou  good  and  faithful  servant, 
enter  thou  into  the  joy  of  thy  Lord." 


God  sometimes  calls  those  servants  home 
Whose  years  are  in   their  prime. 
But  He  has  better  measures  than 
The  pendulum   of   time. 

Some  workers  quickly  do  their  task 
Of  labor  and  of  love. 
So  their  promotion  quickly  comes 
*  To  higher  work   above, 

HISTORY   OF   HUNTERSVILLE   PRESBYTERIAN   CHURCH 

The  History  of  the  Huntersville  Presbyterian  Church  was 
read  by  Rev.  John  W.  Grier,  pastor  of  the  church.  The 
paper  was  adopted  for  printing  in  the  minutes  and  is  as 
follows  : 

The  facts  concerning  the  organization  and  the  early  history  of 
the  Presbyterian  Church  of  Huntersville  are  rather  meager  because 
of  the  fact  that  the  records  have  been  lost.  Most  of  the  information 
that  we  have  been  able  to  secure  concerning  the  early  years  of  this 
church  is  from  the  memories  of  certain  people  who  were  living  in 
the  community  at  that  time. 


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The  church  was  organized  at  the  request  of  a  number  of 
Presbyterians  living  in  or  near  Huntersville  who  desired  a  church 
of  their  own  faith  where  they  might  worship.  It  seems  that  Dr.  W.  E. 
Mcllwaine,  who  was  then  pastor  of  Hopewell,  was  the  prime  mover 
in  the  organization  of  the  church  at  Huntersville.  He  with  his 
keen  foresight  was  able  to  see  a  good  prospect  for  a  church  located 
between  Hopewell,  which  is  six  miles  west  of  Huntersville,  and 
Ramah,  which  is  four  miles  east  of  here.  So  by  the  foresight  of  Dr. 
Mcllwaine  and  the  interest  of  people  of  the  Huntersville  com- 
munity the  church  was  organized  November  2,  1878.  The  formal 
organization  of  the  church  took  place  in  the  home  of  Dr.  Walker. 
This  was  done  in  connection  with  a  three  days  meeting,  which  was 
being  held  in  a  school  house  known  as  McClintocks  Academy  where 
Dr.  Mcllwaine  preached  on  Friday,  November  1st,  Rev.  W.  W.  Pharr 
preached  on  Saturday,  Rev.  James  I.  Lattimer  preached  on  Sunday. 

The  first  elders  of  the  church  were :  Mr.  W.  A.  Sossaman,  Mr.  J. 
F.  Brown,  Mr.  J.  H.  McClintock.  The  first  deacons  were  :  Mr.  John  W. 
Gibbs,  Mr.  John  F.  Woodsides,  and  Mr.  W.  D.  Alexander.  First  trus- 
tees were:  Dr.  H.  J.  Walker,  Mr.  L.  C.  McKay,  and  Mr.  Joe  Wood- 
sides.     There  were  forty-five  charter  members  of  the  church. 

Preaching  services  were  held  in  McClintocks  Academy  for  two 
years,  until  the  church  building  was  completed.  That  building  was 
located  southeast  of  the  present  building  in  an  oak  grove  near 
where  the  cemetery  now  is.  The  building  in  which  we  are  meeting 
was  completed  in  1923. 

This  church  has  had  six  pastors  and  one  stated  supply  as 
follows : 

Rev.  J.  I.  Lattimer  1878—1882 

Rev.  A.  M.  Watson  1883—1886 

Rev.  John  R.  McAlpine  1887—1894 

Rev.  L.  H.  Wilson  (S.S.) April  1895— Dec.  1895 

Rev.  J.  M.  Grier  189^1906 

Rev.  W.  E.  West  1906—1908 

Rev.  J.   W.   Grier    1908— 

ELECTION  OF   MODERATOR 

Rev.    D.    K.    Snyder,    who    was    nominated    at    the    last 
stated  meeting,  was  elected  moderator  by  acclamation. 

STANDING  COMMITTEES 

The   Moderator  appointed   the   following   standing  com- 
mittees : 

Arrangements:   Rev.  J.  W.  Grier  and  Mr.  J.  Boyd  Monteith. 
Bills  and  Overtures:    Rev.  C.  C.  Beam,  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  Rev. 
C.  M.  Boyd,  and  Dr.  C.  N.  Eckerson. 

Judicial:  Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor,  Rev.  E.  V.  Wiley,  Rev.  A.  Julian 
Warner,  and  Mr.  W.  E.  Price. 

Records  of  Presbytery:  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  and  Rev.  Wm.  A. 
Brown. 

Resolutions:    Rev.  Jno.   R.   Rosebro  and   Rev.   M.   B.   Prince,  Jr. 


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REPORT   ON    ARRANGEMENTS 

The  Committee  on  Arrangements  made  the  following 
report,   which   was   adopted : 

1.  Popular  meeting  on  Foreign  Missions  at  11 :00  A.  M. 

2.  Take  recess  at  12:45  P.  M. 

3.  Reassemble  at  2:00  P.  M. 

4.  Election    of    Commissioners    to    the    General    Assembly    first 
order  of  the  afternoon  session. 

5.  Adjourn  at  will. 

POPULAR   MEETING   ON   FOREIGN    MISSIONS 

The  Popular  Meeting  in  the  interest  of  Foreign  Missions 
was  conducted  by  Rev.  J,  S.  Nisbet  , chairman  of  Presby- 
tery's committee  on  Foreign  Missions.  Rev.  G.  Raymond 
Womeldorf,  a  missionary  to  the  .China  field,  was  introduced 
to  Presbytery  and  spoke  interestingly  of  the  work  and 
of  conditions  in  that  country  today.  The  program  was 
closed  with  prayer  by  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker. 

RECEPTION  OF  MINISTERS 

Rev.  Joseph  L.  Griggs  presented  a  certificate  of  transfer 
from  the  Presbytery  of  Enoree  and  Rev.  Holmes  Rolston 
presented  a  certificate  from  the  Presbytery  of  Lexington, 
both  making  application  to  be  received  as  members  of 
Mecklenburg  Presbytery.  Their  credentials  were  received 
and  the  Presbytery  proceeded  to  the  customary  examina- 
tions. These  examinations,  conducted  according  to  the 
requirements  of  the  Book  of  Church  Order,  were  sustained 
as  satisfactory;  and  Mr.  Griggs  and  Mr.  Rolston  were  re- 
ceived and  enrolled  as  members  of  this  Presbytery  after 
signing  the  obligations  required  of  its  ministers  by  the 
Presbytery. 

COMMISSIONS   TO   INSTALL 

A  call  from  the  Thomasboro  Church  for  the  pastoral 
services  of  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs,  having  previously  been  ap- 
proved by  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work 
and  placed  in  the  hands  of  Mr.  Griggs,  was  accepted  by 
him ;  and  the  following  commission  was  appointed  to 
install  him  as  pastor  of  the  Thomasboro  Church  on  Sunday, 
February  1,  1942,  at  7:30  P.  M.: 

Rev.  S.  C.  Byrd  of  Bethel  Presbytery,  by  invitation  of  Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery,  to  preside  and  propound  the   Constitutional  ques- 


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tions ;  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston  to  preach  the  sermon ;  Rev.  W.  G. 
Thomas  to  deliver  the  charge  to  the  pastor;  Ruling  Elder  Paul  R. 
Sheahan  to  deliver  the  charge"  to  the  congregation;  Rev.  C.  H. 
Rowan  to  serve  as  alternate  to  any  minister,  and  Ruling  Elder  Vernon 
W.  Patterson  to  serve  as  alternate  to  Mr.  Sheahan.  Any  two  min- 
isters and  one  ruling  elder  shall  constitute  a  quorum  of  this  com- 
mission. 


REV.  HOLMES  ROLSTON 

The  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  pre- 
sented to  Presbytery,  with  its  approval,  a  call  from  the 
West  Avenue  Church  for  the  pastoral  services  of  Rev. 
Holmes  Rolston.  The  same  was  found  to  be  in  order  and 
placed  in  his  hands ;  and,  upon  his  acceptance,  the  follow- 
ing commission  was  appointed  to  install  him  on  February 
15,  1942  at  5:00  P.  M.: 

Rev.  W.  W.  Akers  to  preside  and  propound  the  Constitutional 
question;  Rev.  H.  B.  Blakely  to  preach  the  sermon;  Rev.  J.  A.  Red- 
head, Jr.,  to  charge  the  pastor;  Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner  to  charge 
the  congregation ;  and  Ruling  Elders  W.  A.  Jamison  and  W.  E.  Price. 
Any  two  ministers  and  one  elder  shall  constitute  a  quorum  of  this 
commission. 


REPORT  OF  COMMISSION  ON  THE  MINISTER 
AND  HIS  WORK 

To   Mecklenburg  Presbytery  in   session   at  Huntersville 
Church  on  January  20,  1942 : 

Your  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  has  held  three 
meetings  since  the  October  meeting  of  Presbytery.  There  have  also 
been  numerous  personal  conferences  with  officers  and  pastor  com- 
mittes  of  vacant  churches.  A  number  of  investigations  have  been 
made. 

Approval  has  been  given  for  the  following  pastoral  calls  :  West 
Avenue  Church  for.  the  call  of  Rev.  Holmes  Rolston  of  Rockbridge 
Baths,  Va. ;  Thomasboro  Church  for  the  call  of  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs  of 
Greenville,  S.  C. ;  First  Church  of  Charlotte  for  the  call  of  Rev.  W.  A. 
Alexander  of  Birmingham,  Ala. ;  St.  Andrew's  Church  for  the  call 
of  Rev.  Robert  F.  Boyd  of  Perry,  Ga. ;  Newell  and  Nevin  Churches 
for  the  call  of  Rev.  W.  T.  Smith  of  Badin,  N.  C. ;  Selwyn  Avenue 
Church  for  the  employment  of  Rev.  J.  M.  Gettys  as  Stated  Supply 
for  a  period  of  six  months  or  for  a  shorter  period  if  they  secure  a 
pastor  in  the  meantime. 

The  following  calls  have  been  placed  in  our  hands  and  found 
in  order :  Call  of  Newell  Church  for  Rev.  W.  T.  Smith,  of  West 
Avenue  Church  for  Rev.  Holmes  Rolston  and  of  Thomasboro  Church 
for  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs.     These  calls  are  now  submitted  to  Presbytery. 


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Your  Commission  is  also  in  consultation  with  the  Walkersville 
group  and  the  Locust  group  of  cl^rches,  looking  toward  securing 
pastors   for  these  churches. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

W.    H.    FRAZER,    Chairman. 
H.    J.    SPENCER,    Secretary. 

After  various  announcements  were  made  and  a  prayer 
was  offered  by  Rev.  C.  M.  Boyd,  Presbytery  took  recess 
till  2:00  P.  M. 

AFTERNOON  SESSION 

Presbytery  re-assembled  at  2:00  P.  M.  and  was  led  in 
prayer  by  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas. 

OVERTURE  PRESENTED 

Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet  proposed  an  overture  to  be  sent 
to  the  General  Assembly  as  follows : 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  in  session  in  the  Huntersville 
Presbyterian  Church,  January  20,  1942,  respectfully  overtures  the 
General  Assembly  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  in  the  U.  S.,  to  meet 
in  the  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Knoxville,  Tenn.,  on  the  28th 
day  of  May  1942,  as  follows  :  That  the  General  Assembly  direct  its 
Permanent  Committee  on  Co-operation  and  Union,  that  as  directed 
by  the  Assembly  of  1941  "to  continue  to  explore  in  search  of  suitable 
ways  and  means  of  bringing  into  one  body  all  the  branches  of  our 
Presbyterian  family,"  to  consent  and  agree  to  no  form  of  union 
that  does  not  require  of  the  candidate  for  ordination  in  the  united 
church,  in  their  ordination  vows,  "the  acceptance  of  the  infallible 
truth  and  divine  authority  of  the  Scriptures,  and  of  Christ  as  very 
and  eternal  God,  Who  became  man  by  being  born  of  a  virgin,  Who 
offered  Himself  a  sacrifice  to  satisfy  divine  justice  and  reconcile  us 
to  God,  Who  rose  from  the  dead  with  the  same  body  with  which 
He   suffered,   and  Who  will  return  again  to  judge   the  world." 

This  paper  was  referred  to  the  Standing  Committee  on 
Bills    and    Overtures    for    consideration. 

ELECTION  OF  COMMISSIONERS  TO  GENERAL  ASSEMBLY 

As  a  result  of  the  election  the  following-  were  chosen  as 
commissioners  to  the  General  Assembly  meeting  in  Knox- 
ville, Tenn.,  May  28,  1942: 

Ministers 
Principals  Alternates 

R.  H.  Stone,  Charlotte,  N.  C  W.  A.  Alexander,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Jas.  A.  Jones,  Charlotte,  N.  C  B.  F.  Yandell,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

D.  K.  Snyder,  Roberdell,  N.  C.       A.  W.  Shaw,  Troy,  N.  C. 
W.  G.  Thomas,  Wadesboro,  N.  C.  H.  L.  Reaves,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 
A.  J.  Warner,  Charlotte,  N.  C         A.  L.  McDuffie,  Candor,  N.  C. 


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Ruling   Elders 
Principals  Alternates 

Morgan  B.  Speir,  Charlotte,  N.  C.  H.  J.  Allison,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Peter  S.  Gilchrist,  Charlotte,  N.  C.  E.  Lee  Grier,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

J.  R.  Barnette,  Huntersville,  N.  C  T.  P.  Carraway,  Wadesboro,  N.  C. 

Paul  R.  Sheahan,  Charlotte,  N.  C.  J.  D.  Ramsey,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

W.  D.  Loy,   Charlotte,  N.  C.  L.  A.  Marshall,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

REPORT  OF  COMMISSION  TO  ORGANIZE  A  CHURCH 

The  Commission  to  organize  a  church  in  the  Club  Colony 
section  of  Charlotte  submitted  a  report,  which  was  admitted 
to  record,  and  is  as  follows : 

Charlotte,  N.  C,  October  30,  1941. 

The  Commission  appointed  by  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  to  or- 
ganize a  church  in  the  Club  Colony-Selwyn  Avenue  section  of  Char- 
lotte had  its  first  meeting  in  Thacker's  Restaurant.  The  following 
were  present:  Revs.  James  A.  Jones,  Chairman;  C.  C.  Beam,  J.  S. 
Sibley,  H.  B.  Blakely,  Charles  R.  Nisbet ;  Elders  Paul  R.  Sheahan, 
W.  E.  Price,  J.  L.  Ranson,  and  R.  H.  Stone  was  an  invited  guest. 
The  meeting  was  opened  with  prayer,  led  by  Dr.  J.  S.  Sibley,  and 
Dr.   J.   L.    Ranson  was    elected   clerk   of   the   Commission. 

Mr.  Sheahan  gave  the  background  of  the  movement  for  the 
prospective  church.  Dr.  J.  L.  Ranson  gave  the  more  recent  develop- 
ments in  the  history  of  the  movement.  It  was  learned  that  96 
people   had  signed   the  petition   for  organization. 

A  motion  was  carried  that  the  Commission  meet  on  November 
9th  at  12:15  in  the  Queens  College  Auditorium  for  the  purpose  of 
proceeding  with  the  organization  of  the  church  if  the  way  be  clear. 
Chairman  of  the  Commission,  Dr.  Ranson,  Mr.  Sheahan,  and  Mr. 
Stone  were  appointed  to  arrange  for  the  first  worship  service.  The 
Executive  Secretary's  Office  was  to  notify  all  the  petitioners  that 
they  were  expected  to  attend  this  service.  The  full  commission  is 
to  meet  at  12:15  P.  M.  for  the  purpose  of  proceeding  with  the  or- 
ganization. 

The  meeting  of  the  Commission  was  closed  with  prayer  by  Dr. 
James  A.  Jones. 

J.  LESTER  RANSON,  Secretary. 

The  Commission  appointed  by  Presbytery  to  organize  a  Pres- 
byterian Church  in  Club  Colony  section,  met  at  Queens  College 
November  9th,  1941,  at  12:15  P.  M.,  following  regular  church  service. 
Rev.  C.  C.  Beam  presiding  and  Dr.  Hunter  B.  Blakely  preaching. 
Music  was  furnished  by  the  Queens  College  Choral  Club.  Miss 
Margaret  Porter  organfst.  Those  present :  Dr.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  Chair- 
man, Rev.  C.  C.  Beam,  Moderator  of  Meckelnburg  Presbytery,  Dr. 
Hunter  B.  Blakely,  Dr.  Chas.  R.  Nisbet.  Dr.  J.  S.  Sibley;  Elders  T.  M. 
Glasgow,  J.  L.  Ranson,  Paul  R.  Sheahan  and  Harry  J.  Spencer;  and 
W.  E.  Price  was  unable  to  attend  due  to  a  previous  appointment. 
The  meeting  was  called  to  order  by  Rev.  C.  C.  Beam  who  asked  Dr. 
Charles  R.  Nisbet  to  open  with  prayer.  Dr.  Jones  asked  if  the  Com- 
mission was  ready  to  proceed.  On  motion  by  Dr.  Nisbet,  seconded 
by  Dr.   Sibley,   and  passed  the   chairman  announced  that  the   Com- 


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mission  was  ready  to  proceed.  Dr.  Jones  then  read  from  the  Book 
of  Church  Order  the  procedure  to  follow,  and  the  vows  to  be  taken 
by  the  group. 

Dr.  Jones  then  read  the  list  of  those  signing  the  petition  asking 
those  present  to  stand.  There  were  nineteen  (19)  present:  Mr. 
and  Mrs.  B.  J.  Shore,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  T.  J.  Orr,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  B.  S. 
Gray  and  Anna  Belle  Gray,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  James  O.  Brown,  Mr. 
C.  F.  Hunter,  Mrs.  J.  S.  Sibley,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  W.  L.  Nichols,  Mr. 
and  Mrs,  Z.  V.  Linker,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Reg.  Price,  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
C.  H.  Crumley. 

It  was  decided  by  the  group  to  keep  the  charter  list  open  until 
January  4,  1942.  It  was  also  decided  to  elect  officers  on  January 
11,  1942. 

The  following  committee  was  elected  to  make  arrangements 
for  a  meeting  place,  supply  and  all  other  matters  in  order  to  perfect 
the  organization :  Elder  B.  S.  Gray,  Z.  V.  Linker,  C.  F.  Hunter,  and 

B.  J.  Shore;  Deacons,  Reg.  Price  and  T.  J.  Orr. 

Adjourned  with  prayer  and  benediction  by  Dr.  James  A.  Jones. 

J.  LESTER  RANSON,  Clerk. 

January  11,  1942. 

The  Commission  appointed  by  the  Mecklenburg  "Presbytery,  to 
organize  a  Presbyterian  Church  in  the  Selwyn  Avenue-Club  Colony 
section,  met  in  the  auditorium  of  Queens  College  on  Sunday, 
January  11th,  at  12:15  P.  M.  The  following  members  were  present: 
Ministers  :  Dr.  James  A.  Jones,  Chairman ;  Dr.  Julian  S.  Sibley,  Rev. 

C.  C.  Beam;   Elders:  H.  J.  Spencer  and  J.  Lester  Ranson. 

The  meeting  was  called  to  order  by  Dr.  Jones,  who  constituted 
the  meeting  by  leading  in  prayer.  He  then  asked  if  the  Commission 
was  ready  for  the  organization  of  the  church.  After  some  remarks 
of  instruction  the  Chairman  read  the  list  of  names  of  those  whose 
letters  were  in  hand  in  order.  On  the  motion  of  Dr.  Sibley  the 
following  were  received  by  letters  from  the  various  churches  as 
listed : 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  George  W.  Barnett,  2924  Chelsea  Drive,  from  Cald- 
well Memorial  Presbyterian  Church,  City. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  J.  O'.  Brown,  2725  Picardy  Place,  from  Second 
Presbyterian   Church,  City. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  J.  A.  Chrisman,  225  Ridgewood  Avenue,  from 
Myers   Park   Presbyterian   Church,  City. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Chas.  H.  Crumley,  Jr.,  2814  Glendale  Road,  from 
Caldwell   Memorial   Presbyterian   Church,   City. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  B.  S.  Gray  and  daughter,  Anna  Bell,  3012  Selwyn 
Avenue,   from   Tenth   Avenue   Presbyterian   Church,   City. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  M.  B.  Haney,  2133  Colony  Road,  from  Myers  Park 
Presbyterian  Church,  City. 

Mrs.  Agnes  Johnston  and  Miss  Jean  Johnston,  3025  Selwyn 
Avenue,  from  Robinson  Presbyterian  Church,  Mecklenburg  County. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Z.  V.  Linker,  Sr.,  2226  Croydon  Road,  from  Caldwell 
Memorial  Presbyterian  Church,  City, 

Mr.  and  Mrs,  W,  L,  Nichols  and  daughter,  Sarah,  2930  Selwyn 
Avenue,  from  Myers  Park  Methodist  Church,  City. 


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Mr.  and  Mrs.  T.  J.  Orr,  3025  Selwyn  Avenue,  Mrs.  Orr  from 
Robinson  Presbyterian  Church  and  Mr.  Orr  from  Matthews  Pres- 
byterian Church. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  R.  L.  Price,  249  Ridgewood  Avenue,  from  Cald- 
well Memorial  Presbyterian  Church,  City. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  B.  J.  Shore,  2310  Westfield  Road,  from  Caldwell 
Memorial  Presbyterian  Church,  City. 

Mrs.  Julian  S.  Sibley,  2801  Selwyn  Avenue,  from  Camp  Greene 
Pl-esbyterian  Church,  City. 

Mrs.  R.  H.  Stone,  Ridgewood  Avenue,  from  Jefferson  Presby- 
terian Church,  Jefferson,  N.  C. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  R.  M.  Tarrant,  2538  Roswell  Avenue,  from  First 
Presbyterian  Church,  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Dr.  and  Mrs.  W.  P.  Weeks,  2717  Picardy  Place,  from  Myers  Park 
Presbyterian  Church,  City. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  D.  F.  Westmoreland,  218  Ridgewood  Avenue,  from 
Caldwell    Memorial    Presbyterian    Church,    City. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  W.  P.  Harkey,  Jr.,  1437  Ivey  Drive,  from  Caldwell 
Memorial  Presbyterian  Church,  City. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  W.  P.  Harkey,  Larene,  Harold,  and  William,  2710 
Normandy  Road,  from  Caldwell  Memorial  Presbyterian  Church,  City: 

Catherine  Linker,  pending  receipt  of  letter  from  the  Caldwell 
Memorial   Presbyterian   Church,   City. 

Jack  Wilson  Harkey  presented  himself  before  the  Commission 
to  be  examined  and  received  on  profession  of  his  faith  in  Christ. 
After  his  examination,  by  Dr.  Jones,  motion  was  made  and  carried 
that  he  be  received.  He  was  then  dedicated  by  prayer,  by  the  Chair- 
man, Dr.  Jones. 

■  Mr.  Reginald  L.  Price  moved  that  the  congregation  proceed 
with  the  election  of  three  elders,  nominating  Mr.  B.  J.  Shore,  Mr. 
Z.  V.  Linker,  and  Mr.  B.  S.  Gray.  The  motion  was  seconded  by 
Mr.  J.  A.  Chrisman  and  carried  unanimously. 

It  was  suggested  that  it  would  be  necessary  for  the  congregation 
to  elect  trustees.  Mr.  T..  J.  Orr  moved  that  five  trustees  be  elected, 
and  that  the  three  elders  should  be  trustees,  with  two  additional 
members.  Mr.  Z.  V.  Linker  nominated  Mr.  R.  L.  Price  and  Mr. 
T.  J.  Orr  for  the  additional  trustees.  The  motion  was  seconded 
and  carried. 

Mr.  J.  O.  Brown  moved  that  the  trustees  be  given  instructions 
to  proceed  with  the  investigation  of  property  for  a  church  lot  and 
report  back  to  the  congregation. 

Mr.  Linker  moved  that  the  name  of  the  new  church  shall  be 
The    Selwyn   Avenue    Presbyterian    Church    of    Charlotte,    N.    C. 

Mr.  Gray  moved  that  the  charter  members  list  be  kept  open 
until  April  6,   1942.     This  motion  was   seconded  and  carried. 

Arrangements  were  made  with  Dr.  J.  M.  Gettys,  supply  pastor, 
to  install  the  elders  elected,  at  the  morning  service  on  January 
18,  1942. 

The  minutes  in  full  were  read  and  approved  by  the  Commission. 


DR.  JAMES  A.  JONES,  Chairman. 
J.   LESTER   RANSON,    Secretary. 


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The  Commission  was  dissolved  and  Presbytery  ex- 
tended to  the  members  of  the  Commission  a  rising  vote  of 
thanks  in  appreciation  of  their  diligence.  The  Selwyn 
Avenue  Church  was  enrolled  as  a  constituent  of  Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery,  and  the  representative  of  the  church 
was  recognized  and  seated  as  a  member  of  the  Court. 

AMAY  JAMES  MISSION 

Presbytery  authorized  its  Trustees  to  sign  a  contract 
with  the  Duke  Power  Co.  to  extend  a  power  line  across 
the   property    of   the   Amay   James    Mission. 

REPORT  OF  COMMISSION  ON  THE 
COMMONWEALTH  CHURCH 

The  Commission  on  the  Commonwealth  Church  presented 
a  supplemental  report  and  requested  Presbytery  to  dissolve 
the  commission.  The  report  was  admitted  to  record  and 
the  commission  was  dissolved  with  a  rising  vote  of  appre- 
ciation. The  report  is  as  follows : 

Monday,  May  5,  1941. 

The  Commission  in  charge  of  the  work  of  the  Commonwealth 
Presbyterian  Church  met  in  the  Lecture  Room  of  the  Caldwell 
Memorial  Church  Monday  night,  May  5,  1941,  following  the  regular 
monthly  meeting  of  the  Session.  The  following  persons  were  present: 
Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves  and  Ruling  Elders  Chapman,  Cochrane,  Collins, 
Harkey,  Harris,  Pearce,  Shore,  Young,  and  Linker.  The  meeting 
was  opened  with  prayer  by  Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves.  Elder  Z.  V.  Linker 
was  instructed  to  act  as  clerk  of  the  meeting. 

The  matter  of  electing  officers  for  the  Commonwealth  Presby- 
terian Church  was  discussed.  The  Commission  ordered  that  the 
congregation  of  Commonwealth  Presbyterian  Church  should  be 
notified  on  Sunday,  May  11,  1941,  that  a  congregational  meeting 
would  be  held  on  Sunday,  May  18,  1941  for  the  purpose  of  electing 
elders  and  deacons,  and  that  the  number  of  each  to  be  elected  be 
left  with  the  Special  Committee  on  the  Commonwealth  Presby- 
terian Church  Work  to  decide.  The  meeting  was  closed  with  prayer 
by  Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves. 

Sunday,  May  11,  1941. 

The  Special  Committee  on  the  Commonwealth  Presbyterian 
Church  Work  met  in  the  Session  Room  of  the  Caldwell  Memorial 
Church  Sunday  night  after  church  services  with  the  following 
persons  present :  Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves  and  Ruling  Elders  Pearce, 
Jones,  Belk  and  Harris.  Elder  Linker  was  requested  to  meet  with 
the  committee  and  act  as  clerk. 

On  motion  of  Elder  Jones  it  was  decided  to  request  the  Common- 


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wealth  Presbyterian  Church  congregation  to  elect  two  elders  and 
two  deacons  on  Sunday  morning,  May  18,  1941,  as  officers  in  that 
church. 

On  motion  of  Elder  Pearce  it  was  ordered  that  the  rotary  system 
of  electing  deacons  be  put  into  effect  at  once  in  that  church. 

There  being  no  further  business  the  meeting  was  closed  with 
prayer  by  Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves. 

Sunday,  October  19,  1941. 
The  Special  Committee  on  the  Commonwealth  Presbyterian 
Church  Work  met  in  the  Session  Room  of  the  Caldwell  Memorial 
Church  after  church  services  Sunday  night,  October  19,  1941,  and 
was  opened  with  prayer  by  Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet.  The  following 
were  present :  Rev,  C.  R.  Nisbet,  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston  and  Ruling 
Elders  Belk,  Chapman,  Jones,  Linker,  Pearce  and  Young. 

The  treasurer  of  the  Commonwealth  Presbyterian  Church  Build- 
ing Committee  submitted  a  report  which  "was  adopted  and  is  as 
follows  : 

Total  receipts— Oct.  1,  1940  to  Oct.  18,  1941 $11,795.75 

Total  disbursements— Oct.  1,  1940  to  Oct.  18,  1941 11,745.75 

Cash  balance  on  hand $       50.00 

All  bills  have  been  paid  except  balance  of  architect's  fee,  $200.00. 
Have  approximately  $425.00  in  subscriptions  that  have  not  been 
paid.  These   are  payable   over  a  period  of   five  months. 

There  is  a  note  of  $5,500.00  assumed  and  is  being  carried  by 
Caldwell  Memorial  Presbyterian  Church. 

In  addition  to  the  above,  two  lots  were  purchased  at  a  price 
of  $925.00,  all  of  which  has  been  paid. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Z.  V.  LINKER.  Clerk  and  Treasurer. 


REPORTS  OF  COMMISSIONS  TO  INSTALL 

The  Commissions  appointed  to  install  various  ministers 
in  their  respective  pastorates  submitted  reports  which  were 
admitted  to  the  records  of  Presbytery.  The  reports  are  as 
follows : 

Rev.  B.  Frank  Yandell 

The  Commission  to  install  Rev.  B.  Frank  Yandell  as  pastor  of 
the  North  Charlotte  Church  met  at  the  church  at  7:30  P.  M.  Novem- 
ber 7,  1941.  The  Commission  opened  its  meeting  with  prayer  and 
was  organized  with  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston  as  chairman  and  Rev. 
J.    C.    Grier    as    clerk. 

Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston  presided  and  propounded  the  Constitu- 
tional questions.  Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet  preached  the  sermon.  Rev. 
J.  C.  Grier  delivered  the  charge  to  the  pastor.  Ruling  Elder  Thomas 


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M.  Glasgow  of  the  Myers  Park  Church  delivered  the  charge  to  the 
congregation. 

The  pastor,  Rev.  B.  Frank  Yandell,  pronounced  the  benediction. 

The    Commission    adjourned   with    prayer. 

W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Chairman. 
I  ~  J.  C.  GRIER,  Clerk. 

Rev.  W.   A.  Alexander 

The  Commission  appointed  by  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  to  in- 
stall Dr.  William  A.  Alexander  as  Pastor  of  the  First  Presbyterian 
Church  of  Charlotte,  N.  C,  met  at  the  church  Sunday,  December 
14,  1941. 

The  following  members  of  the  Commission  were  present:  Dr. 
John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  Dr.  Hunter  B.  Blakely,  Dr.  James  A.  Jones, 
Dr.  Charles  R.  Nisbet,  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan,  T.  M.  Glasgow,  and  A.  R. 
Shaw,  Jr. 

The  meeting  was  called  to  order  by  Dr.  Redhead,  the  Chairman, 
and  was  opened  with  prayer  by  Ruling  Elder  T.  M.  Glasgow.  A.  R. 
Shaw,  Jr.,  was  chosen  to  act  as  Clerk. 

At  7:45  P.  M.  the  Installation  Service  was  held  in  the  Church 
Auditorium,  with  Dr.  Redhead  presiding.  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan  offered 
the  Dedicatory  Prayer.  Dr.  James  A.  Jones  preached  on  the  subject, 
"From  One  Generation  To  Another,"  using  as  his  text  the  following 
passages  :  II  Chronicles  26  :5,  27  :2  and  28  :19. 

Dr.  Redhead  propounded  the  constitutional  questions  to  Dr. 
Alexander  and  the  congregation. 

The  charge  to  the  Pastor  was  made  by  Dr.  Blakely,  and  the 
charge  to  the  congregation  by  Dr.  Nisbet. 

After,  the  singing  of  the  closing  hymn,  the  benediction  was  pro- 
nounced by  the  new  Pastor,  Dr.  Alexander. 

After  the  service  the  Commission  re-convened  for  the  reading 
of  the  minutes,  which  were  approved,  and  was  dismissed  with  prayer 
by  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan. 

A.    R.   SHAW,  JR.,   Clerk. 

JOHN  A.  REDHEAD,  JR.,  Chairman. 

Rev.    Paul    P.    Thrower 

The  Commission  appointed  by  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  to  install 
Rev.  Paul  P.  Thrower  pastor  of  the  Camp  Greene  and  McGee  Pres- 
byterian Churches  met  at  5  :00  P.  M.  in  the  Camp  Greene  Church, 
December  21,  1941.  The  following  were  present:  Revs.  R.  H.  Stone, 
Chairman,  Julian  S.  Sibley,  J.  G.  Garth;  Elders  Tom  J.  Smith  and 
S.  M.  Alexander.  The  meeting  was  opened  with  prayer  by  Mr.  Garth, 
who  was  appointed  secretary  of  the  Commission.  It  was  voted  that 
after  the  service  to  be  immediately  held  that  the  Commission  take 
recess  until  time  for  the  service  in  the  McGee  Church. 

The  Commission  joined  in  a  service  of  worship  with  the  Camp 
Greene  congregation  after  which  Dr.  Julian  S.  Sibley  preached  the 
sermon.  The  constitutional  questions  were  asked  by  the  chairman 
after  which  Dr.  Sibley  led  in  prayer.  The  charge  to  the  pastor  was 
given  by  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth  and  Mr.  Tom  Smith,  an  Elder  of  the  First 


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Presbyterian  Church,  charged  the  congregation.  Mr.  Thrower  was 
declared  duly  installed  pastor  of  the  Camp  Greene  Church.  The 
new  pastor  pronounced  the  benediction. 

At  7 :30  P.  M.  the  Commission  united  with  the  McGee  Pres- 
byterian congregation  in  a  service  of  worship.  Mr.  Tom  Smith  was 
excused  from  attendance  at  this  session.  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth  preached 
the  sermon.  The  constitutional  requirements  were  asked  by  Mr. 
Stone,  who  declared  that  the  pastor-elect  was  duly  called  and  in- 
stalled pastor. 

The  charge  to  the  pastor  was  given  by  Rev.  J.  S.  Sibley  and 
Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  delivered  the  charge  to  the  congregation.  After  the 
benediction  by  Mr.  Thrower  the  Commission  met  and  approved  the 
minutes  and  was  adjourned  with  prayer. 

J.  G.  GARTH,  Clerk. 


Rev.  W.  A.   Brown 

The  Commission  to  install  Rev.  W.  A.  Brown  as  Pastor  of  St. 
Paul's  Presbyterian  Church  met  in  that  church  on  November  2  at 
7:25  P.  M.,  and  was  called  to  order  and  opened  with  prayer  by  Elder 
Tom  Glasgow.  Those  present  were  Rev.  J.  R.  Rosebro,  D.D.,  Chair- 
man, Rufus  A.  Grier,  Tom  Glasgow,  D.  P.  McGeachy,  Jr.,  McGeachy 
was  elected  secretary.  In  the  absence  of  R.  H.  Stone,  Mr.  Glasgow 
was  appointed  to  charge  the  congregation. 

The  Commission  proceeded  to  the  installation  of  Mr.  Brown  with 
a  service  in  the  church  conducted  by  Dr.  Rosebro.  D.  P.  McGeachy, 
Jr.,  preached  the  sermon  on  the  text  Psalm  29:10. 

The  constitutional  questions  were  propounded  to  the  pastor-elect 
and  to  the  congregation  by  Dr.  Rosebro.  The  questions  being  an- 
swered in  the  affirmative  Dr.  Rosebro  declared  Rev.  W.  A.  Brown 
duly  installed  pastor  of  St.  Paul's  Church.  Charges  were  delivered 
to  the  new  pastor  by  Elder  Rufus  A.  Grier  and  to  the  congregation 
by  Elder  Tom  Glasgow.  The  benediction  was  pronounced  by  the 
new  pastor. 

After  the  service  the  minutes  of  the  meeting  were  read  and 
approved  by  the  Commission  and  the  Commission  adjourned  after 
a  prayer  by   Elder   Rufus   A.   Grier. 

D.  P.  McGEACHY,  JR.,  Secretary. 


REPORTS    OF    COMMISSIONERS    TO    THE 
GENERAL  ASSEMBLY 

Mr.  W.  E.  Price  and  Rev.  C.  C.  Beam  reported  their 
attendance  as  commissioners  to  the  General  Assembly  of 
1941.  The  reports  were  received  and  their  diligence  was 
commended. 

The  Presbytery  granted  permission  for  commissioners 
to  the  General  Assembly  to  make  reports  either  orally  or  in 
writing. 


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ACTION  ON  AMENDMENTS 

The  Proposed  Amendments  to  the  Confession  of  Faith 
and  the  Book  of  Church  Order,  approved  by  the  General 
Assembly  in  May,  1941,  and  sent  to  the  presbyteries  for 
their  advice  and  consent,  were  considered  and  acted  on  as 
follows : 

Adding  Chapter  IX,  of  The  Holy  Spirit,  Approved;  Adding 
Chapter  X,  Of  The  Gospel,  Approved;  Addition  to  Paragraph  142 
(Book  of  Church  Order),  with  reference  to  retirement  of  ministers 
at  the  age  of  seventy  (70)  years,  Disapproved;  Addition  to  Para- 
graph 149,  with  reference  to  elections  "each  year,  or  every  other 
year"  for  limited  terms  of  service  in  the  Session  and  Diaconate, 
Approved. 

LICENSURE  OF  JONATHAN   M.  SMITH 

Mr.  Jonathan  M.  Smith,  whose  license  as  probationer 
for  the  gospel  ministry  had  lapsed,  was  given  permission 
to  apply  for  restoration  as  a  licentiate  on  the  roll  of  Pres- 
bytery. The  usual  examinations,  as  required  by  the  Book 
of  Church  Order,*  were  given  and  accepted  as  satisfactory. 
The  written  parts  of  trial  and  the  sermon  were  accepted 
as  of  the  examination  for  licensure  at  the  fall  meeting  of 
Presbytery  in  1934.  The  examination  as  a  whole  was  sus- 
tained as  satisfactory,  and  Presbytery  proceeded  to  license 
Mr.  Smith  according  to  the  requirements  of  the  Book  of 
Church  Order. 

REPORT    ON    EVANGELISM 

The  Committee  on  Evangelism  submitted  a  report,  which 
was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Fathers  and  Brethren : 

To  the  General  Assembly  of  1938,  at  which  time  the  Permanent 
Committee  on  Evangelism  was  appointed,  there  were  reported  16,282 
additions  to  our  membership  on  confession  of  faith.  In  1939,  21,268 
such  additions.  In  1940,  25,520.  In  1938,  there  were  1,348  churches 
reporting  no  additions  on  profession.  In  1939  there  were  1,189  and 
in  1940,  1,086,  a  decrease  of  262. 

From  these  figures  it  will  be  seen  that  up  to  the  Assembly  of 
1941  there  was  a  decided  increase  in  evangelistic  interest  and  activity 
with   most   encouraging  results. 

In  1941  there  was  a  decided  falling  off  with  only  16,618  additions 
reported,  8,902  less  than  the  previous  year.  Several  explanations  of 
this  slump  have  been  offered.  In  this  connection,  and  as  giving  the 
best  explanation  of  our  church's  retrogression  we  would  call  atten- 
tion to  a  paragraph  from  Dr.  Richardson's  report  to  the  last 
Assembly : 

"We  believe  that  there  is  constant  need  for  re-emphasizing  the 
fact  that  Christ  alone  can  save  the  souls  of  individuals.     Probably 


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in  much  of  our  preaching  there  is  not  sufficient  emphasis  upon  the 
Bibhcal  teaching  that  apart  from  Christ  the  soul  of  man  is  forever 
lost,  lost  in  time  and  lost  in  eternity.  This  faith  is  held  in  common 
by  the  vast  majority  of  those  who  make  up  the  membership  of  the 
Southern  Presbyterian  Church,  BUT  IT  IS  NOT  SUFFICIENTLY 
KEPT  BEFORE  THE  MINDS  OF  ALL  THOSE  TO  WHOM  \yE 
PREACH.  We  need  to  beware  of  surrendering  to  the  fear  of  being 
thought  theologically  narrow  and  uncompromising  in  our  conviction 
concerning  the  state  of  man  who  is  without  faith  in  Christ.  We 
need  to  be  continuously  conscious  of  the  fact  that  Christianity  is  not 
simply  a  philosophy  of  life,  a  system  of  ethics,  a  social  attitude, 
but  that  it  is  the  divinely  revealed  way  of  salvation  for  the  soul  of 
man.  'Biblical, realism'  forces  upon  us  the  fact  that  the  rejection  of 
Christ  as  Saviour  issues  in  results  that  are  disastrous  and  everlast- 
ing." 

Dr.  Richardson  continues  :  "There  is  need  for  a  clarion  call  to 
ministers,  church  officers,  and  members  to  separate  themselves  from 
the  world  and  to  be  loyal  to  Christ  and  to  His  church  —  we  must 
ring  the  changes  on  the  necessity  for  confession  of  sin  and  repent- 
ance, which  means  a  turning  back  to  God.'  ' 

We  believe  there  has  been  an  educational  campaign  going  on  in 
the  church,  disseminating  material  such  as  the  above  which  must 
bear  fruit  in  the  future,  and  there  are  signs  everywhere  that  the 
brethren  of  the  clergy  and  laity  are  coming  to  hear  the  call. 

In  this  Presbytery  there  has  been  going  on  a  quiet  but  very 
powerful  movement  which  will  manifest  itself  during  the  summer 
months.  Recently  a  Spiritual  Conference  was  called  which  met  in 
the  First  Presbyterian  Church  December  9th,  1941.  The  addresses 
were  of  a  high  order  and  challenged  the  brethren  to  the  great  task 
before  us  in  these  troubled  days. 

Presbytery's  Executive  Secretary,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  has  made  no 
small  contribution  towards  increasing  evangelistic  activity  in  the 
Home  Mission  field,  not  only  in  personal  visitation,  and  conducting 
meetings,  but  also  through  correspondence.  From  a  letter  sent  out 
November  29th,  1941,  we  quote  :  "Last  year  there  were  29  churches 
in  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  that  reported  not  a  single  addition  by 
profession  of  faith  in  Christ.  This  means  that  23  1/3%  of  our  94 
churches  were  evangelistically  fruitless  for  the  year.  Seventeen  of 
the  churches  received  Home  Mission  aid.  This  means  that  38% 
of  our  Home  Mission  churches  bore  "nothing  but  leaves"  as  far  as 
soul  winning  is  concerned.  There  were  15  churches  reported  only 
one  addition  by  profession,  and  ten  of  the  15  received  Home  Mission 
aid.  We  must  make  more  intensive  effort  to  seek  the  lost.  Within 
our  Presbytery  there  are  108,000  people  above  12  years  of  age  who 
have  not  committed  themselves  to  the  Lord."  What  an  astounding 
revelation,  and  how  it  has  stirred  the  hearts  of  the  brethren.  Good 
work  Bro.  Stone,  keep  it  up. 

What  the  reports  will  reveal  for  the  current  year  we  cannot 
tell,  but  we  fear  we  shall  have  to  face  another  slump.  This  pros- 
pect together  with  the  challenge  which  come  through  the  present 
disrupting  war  situation,  does  not  discourage  but  rather  calls  for 
rededication   of   effort   and  persistence   in   prayer. 

We    Would    Make    the    Following    Recommendations: 

1.    That  we  call  our  ministers  and  people  again  to  Prayer  and 


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Bible  Study.     That  they  may  be  inspired  and  instructed  in  the"  God 
given  task  of  dihgently  seeking  to  win  the  lost  to  Christ. 

2.  That  in  view  of  the  spiritual  destitution  in  all  our  fields,  we 
urge  every  church  to  organize  a  canvass  of  every  home  within  the 
reach  of  the  church  with  the  view  of  drawing  the  inmates  of  that 
home  into  active  membership.  We  are  convinced  that  such  a  canvass 
will  reveal  the  fact  that  hundreds  of  adults  and  children  live  within 
walking  distance  of  the  church  who  never  enter  her  doors.  Such 
a  movement  will  also  open  fields  for  extension  Sunday  Schools  and 
Churches. 

3.  That  in  all  our  churches  DECISION  DAYS  be  designated  at 
stated  intervals  when  definite  drives  may  be  made  looking  to  in- 
gathering. 

4.  That  in  each  field  a  persistent,  insistent,  determined  and 
persuasive  campaign  for  tithing  be  launched,  believing  as  we  do  that 
faithfulness  in  stewardship  is  the  acid  test,  and  a  most  fruitful  source 
of  revival. 

5.  That  special  evangelistic  services  be  held  in  every  church 
and  outpost. 

6.  That  the  laymen  of  the  church  be  organized  with  the  definite 
object  of  conducting  evangelistic  campaigns,  and  that  to  this 
end  they  put  on  a  "Preaching  Mission"  to  help  wherever  called  upon 
within  the  bounds  of  the  Synod.  This  action  is  in  response  to 
recommendation  No.  3  of  the  Assembly's  Permanent  Committee 
on  Evangelism. 

7.  That  Presbytery  pay  to  the  Assembly's  Committee  the  amount 
asked  for  by  the  last  Assembly  for  the  support  of  this  work,  and 
that  we  urge  the  Committee  to  carry  out  the  instructions  of  the 
Assembly  to  call  into  this  service  a  Superintendent  of  Evangelism. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

CHARLES    R.   NISBET,   Chairman. 

J.  E.  McJUNKIN. 

L.  M.  OGLUKIAN. 

PAUL  R.  SHEAHAN. 

NAT.  C.  WHITE. 

JAS.  A.  JONES. 

HUNTER  B.  BLAKELY,  Committee 

The  standing  rule  of  Presbytery  was  suspended  to  per- 
mit the  permanent  Committee  on  Evangelism  to  conduct  a 
popular  meeting  in  the  interest  of  that  cause  at  the  stated 
Spring  Session  of  Presbytery  instead  of  the  regular  popular 
meeting  in  the  interest  of  Presbytery's  Home  Missions. 

REPORT   OF   COMMITTEES    ON    RELIGIOUS    EDUCATION 

The  Committee  on  Religious  Eduhation  presented  a 
special  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Recognizing  that  these  days  are  serious,  critical  and  soul-stirring, 
both  to  the  Christian  and  the  non-Christian,  believing  that  the  great 


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disturbing  and  destructive  material  and  physical  conflict  which  now 
has  the  whole  world  in  its  clutches  is  primarily  and  essentially  the 
outgrowth  and  result  of  greatly  different,  divergent  and  contradic- 
tory philosophies  of  life  and  ideals  in  our  expression  of  life ;  believ- 
ing also  that  the  Christian  philosophy  of  life  and  activity,  as  set 
forth  in  the  Word  of  God,  in  the  redemptive  work  and  leadership 
of  our  Lord  Jesus  Christ  and.  in  the  interpretation  of  the  ever  willing 
and  active  Holy  Spirit,  is  the  only  sufficient  and  efficient  way  or 
guide  of  man  in  directing  his  life ;  believing  that  the  enthronement 
of  Jesus  Christ  as  Lord  by  men  and  nations  is  the  only  way  of  peace ; 
and  believing  that  both  Christians  and  non-Christians  are  now 
intently  watching  the  individual  Christian  and  the  Church  as  to  their 
faith,  their  loyalty  and  their  zeal  in  maintaining  and  promoting  the 
enthronement  of  Jesus  as  Saviour,  Lord  and  Prince  of  Peace :  be  it 
resolved : 

1.  That  the  communication  from  the  Synod's  Executive  Com- 
mittee of  Religious  Education  by  the  Chairman  of  said  committee 
be  received  with  pleasure  and  assurance  of  interest. 

2.  That  every  pastor  in  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  be  requested 
and  encouraged  by  the  Presbytery  to  constantly  remind  the  congre- 
gations with  whom  they  serve  that  our  sure  and  sufficient  hope  for 
peace,  liberty  and  brotherhood  is  not  primarily  in  armies  and  equip- 
ment but  in  God ;  that  our  first  line  of  defense  is  and  must  be  in 
promoting  and  maintaining  a  deep  spiritual  life ;  and  that  our  largest 
strength,  courage  and  comfort  can  and  must  come  only  through 
large    experience    in    Christ. 

3.  That  every  pastor  challenge  his  entire  membership  to  re- 
newed consecration  to  Christ  and  His  program  of  life  and  work ; 
that  he  challenge  larger  and  more  constant  study  of  God's  Word 
both  in  the  home  and  congregation  ordered  Bible  classes ;  that  he 
challenge  his  membership  not  to  cut  out  attendance  on  congregation 
ordered  meetings,  but  to  give  all  diligence  to  be  more  faithful  in 
attendance  on  all  worship,  inspirational  and  study  programs  of  the 
congregation  and  thus  show  greater  loyalty  to  Christ  and  His 
Kingdom. 

R.  A.  YOUNG,  Chairman. 

REPORT  OF  COMMITTEE  ON  BILLS  AND  OVERTURES 

Rev.  C.  C.  Beam,  Chairman,  reported  for  the  Committee 
on  Bills  and  Overtures  a  divided  opinion  on  the  overture, 
previously  submitted  to  them,  with  reference  to  the  Gen- 
eral Assembly's  Committee  on  Co-operation  and  Union.  The 
majority  report  recommended  a  negative  answer,  and  the 
minority  recommended  the  adoption  of  the  overture.  The 
majority  report  prevailed. 

REPORT  OF  COMMITTEE  ON  FOREIGN  MISSIONS 

Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet,  Chairman  of  Presbytery's  Permanent 
Committee  on  Foreign  Missions  submitted  a  report  which 
was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 


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And  they  loved  not  their  lives  unto 
the  death.  Rev.  12:11. 

As  we  have  read  the  stirring  accounts  of  faith,  courage,  consecra- 
tion to  duty  even  in  danger  of  death  of  a  Paton,  a  Moffatt,  a  Mor- 
rison or  a  Vinson  we  have  been  thrilled  and  thanked  God  for  their 
devotion  to  an  ideal. 

The  Mission  Field  is  not  always  safe  when  thought  of  in  terms 
of  material  things,  but  only  in  the  line  of  duty  can  God's  servants 
be   safe. 

In  China  today  we  have 38  adults  and  6  children 

.In  Korea     4  adults 

In    Japan    6  adults 

In  the  Philippines  6  adults 

In    Honolulu     4  adults 

On  the  way  somewhere  2  adults 

60  6 

So  there  are  60  adults  and  six  children  in  jeopardy  of  their  lives 
or  even  worse  and  need  our  prayers. 

Their  names  will  t)e  found  in  The  Christian  Observer  of  January 
7th,  page  10. 

There  has  been  some  criticism  of  our  Committee  in  Nashville  for 
not  calling  all  these  home  when  relations  became  tense.  But  had  tfie 
Committee  called  them  all  home  and  there  had  been  no  war  the 
criticism  would  have  been  much  more  damning  than  it  now  is 

The  Committee  instead  of  being  criticized  is  to  be  commended 
for  its  consideration  of  the  missionary  and  the  cause  to  which  he 
has  dedicated  his  life.  As  early  as  the  fall  of  1940  every  missionary 
was  given  the  privilege  of  leaving  his  post  at  any  time  he  thought 
conditions  demanded  it.  He  could  seek  a  safer  field  near  by  or  return 
to  the  homeland  as  he  thought  best.  Those  whose  furloughs  were 
due  soon  were  urged  to  return  home.  Those  who  needed'  a  change 
also  were  told  to  return  home.  Others  were  told  to  use  their  own 
judgment.  Many  stayed  for  a  time  and  carried  on  till  they  were  con- 
vinced that  it  was  best  to  leave  the  field.  Others  carried  on  and 
were  caught  when  the  doors  closed.  They  were  faithful  and  are 
not  to  be  condemned  for  taking  the  risks. 

Yea,  "They  loved   not  their  lives   unto  the  death." 

God  has  greatly  blessed  the  work  especially  in  China  and  the 
Church  is  growing  with  a  rapidity  never  seen  before  in  that  land 
of  conservatism. 

In  Brazil  and  Mexico  the  work  is  being  pressed  most  successfully. 
With  the  closing  of  doors  in  the  Orient  our  Committee  is  trying  to 
give  more  help  to  the  forces  in  Latin  America. 

Africa  is  still  our  field  of  great  success. 

January  1.  to  February  8th  is  a  period  set  aside  by  our  General 
Assembly  for  intensive  study  of  our  Foreign  Mission  work.  Some 
rallies  at  strategic  points,  where  a  number  of  groups  can  conven- 
iently gather  have  been  arranged  and  Rev.  Edgar  A.  Woods  has 
been  secured  as  the  key  speaker  at  these  rallies. 

But  aside  from  these  group  gatherings,  it  is  hoped  that  each 
church  will   have   special  prayer  and   study  seasons   and  during  the 


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week  ending  February  8th,  make  a  special  and  generous  offering  to 
the  cause. 

Our  Committee  in  Nashville  is  asking  that  this  reach  the  sum 
of   $175,000.00. 

The  regular  offerings  received  for  the  first  eight  months  of  the 
present  year  show  a  slight  increase  over  the  offerings  of  the  like 
period  of  last  year,  amounting  to  a  little  more  than  $2,000.00. 

The  study  book  of  the  year  is  FOUNDATIONS  OF  WORLD 
ORDER.  Have  you  read  your  copy?  Will  you  not  try  to  have 
every  man  in  your  church  read  this  book? 

Respectfully  submitted, 

J.  S.  NISBET,  Chairman. 

REPORT  OF  STEWARDSHIP  COMMITTEE 

The   Stewardship  Committee   submitted  a  report  which 
was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

To  the  One  Hundred  and  Fifty-fifth   Stated 
Session  of   Mecklenburg  Presbytery : 

Your  Committee  on  Stewardship  would  submit  the  following 
report : 

We  would  remind  the  Presbytery  that  the  Synod's  Benevolent 
asking  for  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  of  $167,000.00  was  adopted  at 
the  last  meeting.  Also,  that  percentages  for  1942-43  were  adopted 
as  follows : 

Presbytery's  Home   Missions   22% 

Foreign  Missions  26 

Orphanage    7 

Assembly's  Home  Missions  10 

Christian  Education  and  Ministerial  Relief  5 

Schools  and  Colleges  (Inc.  U.  T.  S.) 12 

Synod's    Home    Missions    5 

Religious  Education  and  Publication  2.25 

Bible  Cause   5 

Assembly's  Training  School  75 

Religious   Education   in   Synod   3.5 

Religious    Education   in   the   Presbytery 1 

Executive    Secretary's   Office 5 

Recommendations: 

(1)     That  the  Benevolent  budget  be  apportioned  as  follows : 

Albemarle    First    $2446  Biscoe 108 

Albemarle  Second  430  Brainard    109 

Altan 55  Caldwell  Mem 9772 

Amity  409  Camden   82 

Badin 323  Cameronian    135 

Banks  244  Candor     135 

Benton  Heights   27  Camp  Greene  135 

Bethany  27  Central  S.  Creek  678 

Bethel  275  Charlotte    First    40526 

Bethlehem    109  Charlotte  Second  42075 

Beulah   68  Commonwealth  108 


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Community 41 

Cooks   Mem 408 

Cornelius  96 

Ellerbe  135 

Hamlet  957 

Hopewell  1221 

Huntersville  1221 

Indian  Trail  135 

Lee  Park  41 

Lilesville 27 

Locust 102 

Macedonia    68 

Mallard   Creek  541 

Marks  Creek 52 

Marshville    68 

Marston  108 

Matthews    275 

Midland  10 

Monroe    4072 

Morgan's    Mem .   24 

Morven    275 

McGee  543 

McLean  Mem 27 

Myers    Park    23887 

Mt.   Carmel   59 

Mt.  Gilead  190 

Mulberry  1221 

Newell    135 

Nevin   68 

Norman   27 

N.   Charlotte  68 

Norwood   135 

Oakboro    27 

Pageland  27 

Paw  Creek  1629 

Peachland  27 

Pee  Dee   27 

(2)  That  if  any  church  feels  that  its  apportionment  is  too  large 
or  too  small  that  an  appeal  for  an  adjustment  may  be  made  in 
writing  to  the  Stewardship  Committee  not  later  than  April  1,  1942. 

(3)  A.  That  Sunday  March  15,  1942  be  observed  as  Every  Mem- 
ber Canvass  Sunday  when  an  earnest  effort  shall  be  put  forth  to 
secure  from  each  member  of  the  congregation  a  weekly  pledge  to 
Benevolences  and  current  expenses  according  to  his  ability.  We 
note  from  the  Sessional  reports  that  last  year  the  following  churches 
did  not  have  an  Every  Member  Canvass: 

Albemarle  Second  Norman 

Biscoe  '  Oakboro 

Candor  Peachland 

Cornelius  Pee  Dee 

Ellerbe    (Incomplete)  Plaza    (Incomplete) 

Macedonia  Rehoboth 

Midland  /  Stanfield 

Morgan's  Memorial  St.  Paul  (Incomplete) 

Mt.   Carmel  Stephenson 

Newell 


Plaza    1075 

Philadelphia  543 

Pineville    408 

Pleasant    Hill    323 

Polkton   108 

Providence  815 

Ramah   296 

Rehoboth    41 

Robinson  215 

Roberdell 82 

Rockingham  430 

Rourk  41 

Salem 41 

St.   Andrews    679 

Selwyn  Avenue  260 

Sharon  1358 

Siler    95 

Six  Mile  Creek  27 

Stanfield    27 

Steele  Creek  8143 

St.    Paul   1075 

Stephenson  11 

Sugaw  Creek  2715 

Tabernacle   27 

Tenth  Avenue  2715 

Thomasboro    272 

Troy   82 

Turners    41 

Unionville   27 

Wadesboro  543 

Walkersville  109 

Waxhaw   272 

West  Avenue 1344 

Westminster    6108 

Williams  Memorial  950 

Wilmor.e    543 


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B.  That  Sunday,  March  29,  1942  be  designated  as  "Pay-Up  Day" 
when  all  members  are  urged  to  complete  payment  of  their  budget 
pledges. 

C.  That  the  churches  be  urged  to  adhere  to  the  percentages 
adopted  by  the  Presbytery  in  the  distribution  of  their  total  ben- 
evolences to  the  several  causes. 

(4)  That  if  any  church  needs  help  in  promoting  Stewardship 
and  the  Every  Member  Canvass  that  speakers  will  be  available  by 
applying   to   the    Stewardship    Committee, 

(5)  That  the  churches  contribute  three  cents  per  member  for 
the  cause  of  the  Assembly's  Committee  on  Evangelism  for  the  year 
1942-43  and  that  it  be  paid  to  the  treasurer  of  benevolences  (R.  H. 
Stone,  Box  2537,  Charlotte,  N.  C.)  by  July  1,  1942. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

J.   G.   GARTH,   Chairman 
R.  H.  STONE,  Secretary. 

REPORT  OF  COMMITTEE  ON  PRESBYTERY'S  RECORDS 

The  Committee  on  the  Records  of  Presbytery  submitted 
a   report   which   was   adopted   and   is   as   follows  : 

Your  Committee  on  the  Records  of  Presbytery  would  report  that 
the  Stated  Clerk  has  handed  us  the  typewritten  and  printed  minutes 
of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  for  the-  153rd  Stated  Session,  a  called 
meeting  held  on  September  2,  1941,  the  154th  Stated  Session  and  a 
called  meeting  held  on   December  9,   1941. 

The  Stated  Clerk  is  to  be  commended  for  the  neatness  of  the 
typed  copy  and  composition  of  the  printed  matter.  The  large  type 
headings  make  it  easy  to  find  what  one  wants. 

We  recommend  that  the  last  copy  of  the  printed  minutes  be 
adopted   as    the   official   record   of   the    Presbytery. 

W.   A.    BROWN. 
R.    H.    STONE. 


REPORT  OF  COMMITTEE  ON   RESOLUTIONS 

The  Committee  on  Resolutions  i:ubmitted  a  report  which 
was  adopted  and  is  as  follows  : 

The  Committee  on  Resolutions  presents  the  following  recom- 
mendations  for  action  by   Presbytery : 

That  we,  by  a  rising  vote,  express  to  Rev.  J.  W.  Grier  our  appre- 
ciation of  his  gratitude  for  the  use  of  the  building,  with  provision 
for  our  comfort ;  and  to  our  hosts  who  welcomed  us  into  their  homes ; 
and  especially  to  the  ladies  who  gave  us  so  bountifully  of  things 
good  to  eat. 

That  the  pastor  of  this  church  be  asked  to  thank  the  congrega- 
tion in  the  name  of  the  Presbytery 

JNO.  R.  ROSEBRO. 
M.  B.  PRINCE,  JR. 


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PLACE  OF  NEXT  MEETING 

The  selection  of  the  next  place  of  meeting  for  Presbytery 
was  left  in  the  hands  of  the  Presbyterian  Ministers'  Asso- 
ciation of  Charlotte. 

NOMINATION  OF   MODERATOR 

Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  pastor  of  the  Myers  Park  Presby- 
terian  Church  was   nominated   as   Moderator  of   the  next 

Stated   Meeting  of   Presbytery. 

The  minutes  of  this  meeting  of  Presbytery  were  read 
and  adopted. 

After  the  passing  of  a  motion  to  adjourn,  Presbytery  was 
closed  with  prayer  by  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones. 

D.  K.  SNYDER,  Moderator. 
W.  A.  NICHOLSON,  Permanent  Clerk. 
J.  W.  STORK,  Assistant  Clerk. 
W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk. 


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Called  Meeting  of  Mecklenburg 

Presbytery 

Charlotte,  N.  C. 
March  10,  1942. 

Mecklenburg  Presbytery  met  in  special  session  in  the 
First  Presbyterian  Church,  Charlotte,  N.  C,  at  2:00  P.  M. 
and  was  called  to  order  by  Rev.  C.  C.  Beam,  the  last  Mod- 
erator present.  The  opening  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev, 
C.  H.  Rowan. 

The  following  were  present  and  were  enrolled: 

Ministers:  W.  A.  Alexander,  J.  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  W.  H.  Frazer, 
J  S.  Sibley,  F.  R.  McAlister,  J.  G.  Garth,  C.  H.  Rowan,  D.  P.  Mc- 
Geachy,  Jr.,  T.  B.  Anderson,  J.  R.  Rosebro,  J.  M.  Walker,  N.  R. 
McGeachy,  W.  A.  Brown,  J.  L.  Griggs,  R.  H.  Stone,  W.  C.  Smith, 

A.  J.  Warner,  L.  L.  Little,  C  R.  Nisbet,  J.  C.  Grier,  J.  W.  Grier,  H. 
L.  Reaves,  W.  G.  Thomas,  R.  A.  Young,  W.  I.  Howell,  Jr.,  C.  N. 
Morrison,  E.  V.  Wiley,  P.  H.  Gwynn,  Jr.,  P.  P.  Thrower,  C.  H.  Little, 
J.  P.  H.  McNatt,  C.  M.  Boyd,  A.  A.  Walker,  W.  A.  Nicholson,  C.  C. 
Beam,  E.  L.  Flanagan,  S.  B.  McLean,  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  Jas.  A.  Jones, 
M.  R.  Gibson,  Holmes   Rolston,  B.  F.  Yandell,  W.  T,.  Smith. 

Ruling  Elders:  W.  A.  Jamison,  West  Avenue ;  C.  A.  Bland, 
Wadesboro;    M.    B.    Speir,   Charlotte   First;   J.   W.   Kiser,    St.    Paul; 

B.  J.  Shore,  Selwyn  Avenue;  W.  W.  Glenn,  Nevin ;  J.  M.  Russell, 
Newell. 

The  following  call  for  this  meeting  was  read  and  found 
in  order: 

Charlotte,  N.  C,  February  26,  1942. 

The  constitutional  requirements  having  been  met,  Mecklenburg 
Presbytery  is  hereby  called  to  meet  in  special  session,  Tuesday, 
March  10,  1942  at  2:00  P.  M.  in  the  First  Presbyterian  Church,  Char- 
lotte, N.  C.,  to  transact  the  following  business,  if  the  way  be  clear : 

1.  Hear  and  act  upon  the  request  of  Rev.  W.  T.  Smith  for  the 
dissolution  of  the  pastoral  relationship  existing  between  himself  and 
the  Badin  Church. 

2.  Act  on  the  request  of  Rev.  W.  H.  Eubanks  for  a  certificate 
of  transfer  to  the   Presbytery  of  Harmony. 

3.  Act  on  the  request  of  Synod's  Defense  Service  Committee 
that  Presbytery's  assigned  quota  for  that  cause  be  apportioned  to 
the  various  churches  by  the  Stewardship  Committee. 

4.  Hear  and  act  upon  the  request  of  Rev.  D.  P.  McGeachy,  Jr., 
for  the  dissolution  of  the  pastoral  relationship  existing  between 
himself  and  the  First  Presbyterian  Church,  Monroe,  N.  C,  and 
for  a  certificate  of  transfer  to  the  Presbytery  of  St.  Johns. 

5.  Receive  Rev.  Robert  F.  Boyd  from  Macon  Presbytery. 


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6.  Receive  a  report  from  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and 
His  Work  with  reference  to  calls  from  churches  for  the  pastoral 
services  of  Rev.  Robert  F.  Boyd  and  Rev.  W.  T.  Smith  and  complete 
the  action  of  the  Commission  in  those  matters  requiring  it. 

7.  Arrange  for  the  installation  of  Mr.  Boyd  and  Mr.  Smith  in 
their  respective  pastorates. 

8.  Hear  and  act  on  the  request  of  Rev.  C.  R.  Nisbet  for  the 
dissolution  of  the  pastoral  relationship  existing  between  himself  and 
the  Caldwell  Memorial  Church. 

9.  Transact  any  business  arising  out  of  the  above  items. 

W.    H.    JOHNSTON,    Stated    Clerk. 
D.  K.  SNYDER,  Moderator. 

Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet  requested  the  dissolution  of  the 
pastoral  relationship  existing-  between  himself  and  the 
Caldwell  Memorial  Church.  The  church  concurred  and  the 
request  was  granted,  effective  March  31,  1942.  Dr.  Nisbet, 
at  his  own  request,  was  placed  on  the  Honorably  Retired 
list  of  ministers  and  was  recommended  to  the  Ministers' 
Annuity  Fund  for  an  appropriate  annuity.  A  special  com- 
mittee Avas  appointed  to  draft  suitable  resolutions  of  appre- 
ciation for  Dr.  Nisbet's  long  and  faithful  services  in  the 
Presbytery.  The  committee  is  as  follows :  Rev.  W.  H. 
Frazer,  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan  and  Rev.  J.  W.  Grier. 

Rev.  W.  T.  Smith  requested  the  dissolution  of  the  pas- 
toral relationship  existing  between  himself  and  the  Badin 
Church.  A  delegation  from  the  Badin  Church  was  present 
and,  speaking  for  the  congregation,  vigorously  opposed 
the  granting  of  the  request.  The  request  was  granted  and 
the  pastoral  relationship  dissolved,  effective  March  31, 
1942. 

REPORT    OF    COMMISSION    ON    MINISTER 
AND   HIS   WORK 

The  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  sub- 
mitted a  report  which  was  admitted  to  record  and  is  as 
follows : 

Charlottt,  N.  C,  March  10,  1942. 

To  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  in  session  at  First  Presbyterian 
Church,  Charlotte,  N.  C,  March  10th,  1942: 

Your  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  has  held  one 
meeting  since  the  last  regular  meeting  of  Presbytery, 

The  Commission  at  present  is  composed  of  Dr..  Wm.  H.  Frazer, 
Chairman,  Dr.  Chas.  R.  Nisbet,  Dr.  John  A.  Redhead.  Jr..  J.  Wm. 
Thompson.  Rufus  A.  Grier  and  H.  J.  Spencer,  Secretary. 


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Calls  have  been  received  from  Nev^ell  and  Nevin  Churches  for 
the  pastoral  services  of  Rev.  W.  T.  Smith  of  Badin,  from  St. 
Andrew's  Church  for  Rev.  Robert  F.  Boyd  of  Perry,  Ga.,  Presbytery 
of  Macon ;  and  from  Oakboro  and  Locust  Churches  for  Mr.  Alfred 
Bixler,  a  Senior  in  Columbia  Sefinary.  These  calls  have  been  found 
in  order  and  are  before  you  today. 

WM.  H.  FRAZER,  Chairman. 
H.   J.    SPENCER,   Secretary. 

Calls  from  the  Nevin  and  Newell  Churches  for  the  pas- 
toral services  of  Rev.  W.  T.  Smith,  having  been  found  in 
order  by  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work, 
were  placed  in  his  hands,  and  he  signified  his  acceptance. 
Arrangements  for  his  installation  were  deferred  until  the 
Spring  Meeting  of  Presbytery. 


DISMISSION  OF   MINISTERS 

Rev.  D.  P.  McGeachy,  Jr.,  requested  Presbytery  to  dis- 
solve the  pastoral  relationship  existing  between  himself 
and  the  Monroe  First  Church.  The  church  concurred  in  the 
request  which  was  granted,  effective  March  16,  1942.  Mr. 
McGeachy  was  given  a  certificate  of  dismission  to  the  Pres- 
bytery of  St.  John's.  The  Stated  Clerk  was  instructed  to 
write  a  letter  to  the  St.  John's  Presbytery,  commending 
the  fine  work  that  Mr.  McGeachy  has  done  in  our  Pres- 
bytery. 

Rev.  W.  H.  Eubank,  at  his  own  request,  was  given  a 
certificate  of  transfer  to  Harmony  Presbytery. 

RECEPTION  OF  REV.  ROBERT  F.  BOYD 

Rev.  Robert  F.  Boyd  presented  a  Certificate  of  Presby- 
terial  Dismission  from  Macon  Presbytery.  The  certificate 
was  found  in  order  and  Presbytery  proceeded  with  the 
usual  examinations  required  by  the  Book  of  Church  Order. 
These  examinations  were  sustained  as  satisfactory,  and 
Mr.  Boyd  was  enrolled  as  a  member  of  Mecklenburg  Pres- 
bytery upon  signing  the  obligations  required  by  Presby- 
tery of  its  ministers. 

A  call  from  St.  Andrews  Church,  having  been  found  in 
order  by  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work, 
was  placed  in  Mr.  Boyd's  hands.  He  signified  his  acceptance 


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and    the    following-    commission    was    appointed    to    install 
him  as  pastor  in  the  St.  Andrews  Church: 

Rev.  J.  G.  Garth  to  preside  and  propound  the  constitutional 
questions,  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs  to  preach  the  sermon,  Rev.  J.  S.  Sibley 
to  charge  the  pastor.  Ruling  Elder  Paul  R.  Sheahan  to  charge  the 
congregation.  Rev.  Jno.  R.  Rosebro  as  alternate  to  any  minister,  and 
Mr.  W.  E.  Price  as  alternate  to  Mr.  Sheahan.  Any  two  ministers  and 
one  ruling  elder  shall  constitute  a  quorum  of  this  commission.  The 
installation  service  is  to  be  held  on  March  22,  1942  at  8  :00  P.  M. 

The  Stewardship  Committee  recommended  that  an  offer- 
ing be  taken  in  the  churches  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery 
on  the  last  Sunday  in  May  for  the  Synod's  Defense  Service 
Work.  The  recommendation  was  adopted. 

The  minutes  of  this  meeting  were  read  and  adopted  and 
Presbytery  adjourned  with  prayer  by  Rev.  C.  M.  Boyd. 

C.  C.  BEAM,  Moderator. 
W.  A.  NICHOLSON,  Permanent  Clerk. 
W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk. 


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The  One  Hundred  Fifty-Sixth  Stated 
Session  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  met  in  its  One  Hundred 
Fifty-sixth  Stated  Session  in  the  Myers  Park  Presbyterian 
Church  at  10,00  A.  M.,  April  21,  1942,  and  was  called  to 
order  by  the  Moderator,  Rev.  D.  K.  Snyder.  The  meeting 
was  opened  with  prayer  by  Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor ;  after  which 
the  Moderator  preached  a  sermon  on  the  subject,  "The 
Christian's   Ideal,"   from   the   text,   Philippians    1:21. 

The  Communion  of  the  Lord's  Supper  was  administered 
by  Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely  and  Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander 
assisted  by  a  group  of  Ruling  Elders  of  the  Myers  Park 
Church. 

The  history  of  the  entertaining  church  was  omitted  by 
the  consent  of  the   Presbytery. 

,The  Roll — The  following  were  present  and  were  enrolled 
or  were  enrolled  during  the  meeting  of  Presbytery: 

Ministers:  J.  W.  Grier.  W.  C.  McLauchlin.  C.  H.  Little.  J.  G.  Garth. 
J.  W.  Stork,  J.  M.  Walker,  W.  H.  Frazer,  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  T.  F. 
Huneycutt,  A.  A.  Walker,  C.  C.  Beam,  S.  B.  McLean,  W.  H.  John- 
ston, C.  H.  Rowan,  B.  F.  Yandell,  A.  L.  McDuffie,  C.  R.  Nisbet, 
J.  C.  Grier,  W.  G.  Thomas,  A.  T.  Taylor,  W.  W.  Akers,  M.  B. 
Prince,  Jr.,  W.  A.  Nicholson,  W.  B.  Neill,  M.  R.  Gibson,  J.  P.  H. 
McNatt,  C.  D.  Whiteley,  R.  A.  Young,  C.  M.  Boyd,  J.  S.  Sibley, 
A.  H.  Key,  E.  V.  Wiley,  L.  T.  Gill,  W.  I.  Howell,  T.  B.  Anderson, 
D.  K.  Snyder,  J.  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  W.  C.  Smith,  J.  E.  Mcjunkin, 
T  H.  Mitchell,  C.  N.  Morrison,  W.  T.  Smith,  H.  B.  Blakely,  J.  A. 
Jones,  H.  L.  Reaves,  A.  J.  Warner,  J.  L.  Russell,  W.  R.  Buhler,  J. 
R.  Rosebro,  A.  W.  Shaw,  F.  R.  McAlister,  N.  R.  McGeachy,  R.  H. 
Stone,  R.  E.  Watts,  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.,  Gary  R.  Blain,  Wm.  A. 
Brown,  W.  A.  Alexander,  L.  L.  Little,  Paul  P.  Thrower,  J.  L.  Griggs, 
Holmes  Rolston,  Robert  F.  Boyd. — 63. 

Rulingr  Elders:  W.  H.  Thompson,  Albemarle  Second;  John  Kuck, 
Amity;  K.  H.  Erb,  Badin;  George  F.  Boone,  Benton  Heights;  Boyce 
Knox,  Bethel;  L  D.  Crowell,  Bethlehem;  E.  B.  Clark,  Caldwell 
Memorial;  C.  H.  Trexler,  Camden;  C.  F.  McPherson,  Camp  Greene; 
L.  G.  Alexander,  Central  Steele  Creek;  Addison  G.  Brenizer,  M.D., 
Charlotte  First;  Jas.  T.  Porter,  Charlotte  Second;  J.  W.  Lowry, 
Commonwealth;  W.  W.  McClure,  Cook's  Memorial;  J.  H.  McRae, 
Ellerbe;  J.  E.  Sowell,  Hamlet;  E.  V.  Kerns,  Hopewell;  J.  L.  Choate, 
Huntersville ;  T.  A.  BIggers,  Indian  Trail;  Walter  Allred,  Macedonia; 
J.  C.  Dean,  Marshville ;  H.  P.  Warlick,  Matthews  ;  S.  M.  Alexander, 
McGee ;  F.  G.  Henderson,  Monroe  First;  G.  L.  Neil,  Mulberry;  Paul 
R.  Sheahan,  Myers  Park;  W.  W.  Glenn,  Newell;  F.  A.  Wentz, 
Norwood;  D.  E.  Clark,  Pageland ;  A.  S.  Cathey,  Paw  Creek;  J.  P. 
Flow,    Philadelphia ;    Roy    G.    Starnes,    Pineville ;    G.    C.    Alexander, 


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Plaza;  J.  R.  Currence,  Pleasant  Hill;  F.  B.  Kuykendall,  Providence; 
Fred  W.  Alexander,  Ramah ;  A.  M.  Stafford,  Robinson ;  C.  F.  Neely, 
St.  Andrews;  J.  W.  Kiser,  St.  Paul;  Z.  V.  Linker,  Selwyn  Avenue; 
W.  L.  Tuttle,  Sharon;  J.  E.  McGuirt,  Siler;  S.  L.  La  Frage,  Six 
Mile  Creek;  Geo.  F.  Brown,  Steele  Creek;  J.  R.  Abernethy,  Sugaw 
Creek;  H.  E.  Garrison,  Tenth  Avenue;  A.  L.  Primm,  Thomasboro; 
C.  W.  Safrit,  Troy;  C  A.  Bland,  Wadesboro;  T.  R.  Nisbet,  Waxhaw; 
Peter  S.  Gilchrist,  Westminster;  J.  L  Hutchinson,  Williams  Mem- 
orial; W.  P.  Costner,  Wilmore. — 53. 

Visitors:  The  following  were  introduced  to  Presbytery  and  in- 
vited to  sit  with  us  as  visiting  brethren  :  R.  T.  Baker,  Kings  Moun- 
tain Presbytery;  Jawells  Carr,  N.  and  S.  Carolina  Presbytery;  Dan 
H.  Graham,  Holston  Presbytery;  J.  H.  Macrae,  Guerrant  Presby- 
tery.— 4. 


ELECTION  OF   MODERATOR 

Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  pastor  of  the  Myers  Park  Church, 
who  was  nominated  at  the  Winter  Session  of  Presbytery, 
was   elected  the   Moderator   for  this   meeting-. 


REPORT  OF  COMMITTEE  ON  ARRANGEMENTS 

The    Committee    on   Arrangements    submitted    a    report 
which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Your  Committee  on  Arrangements  submits  the  copy  of  the 
docket  as  a  part  of  its  report  and  requests  that  it  be  followed,  with 
these    exceptions  : 

1.  That  the  history  of  the  entertaining  church  be  omitted  since  the 
history  was  read  recently  at  a  meeting  of  Presbytery  with  this 
congregation. 

2.  That  Presbytery  take  recess  for  lunch  at  12  :45. 

3.  That  it  reassemble  at  2:15  and  that  the  first  order  be  a  report 
on  the  work  with  the  soldiers  in  the  camp  areas  from  the  Synod 
of  North  Carolina. 

4.  That  a  special  time  be  set  for  3 :30  to  hear  the  report  of  the 
ComrAittee  on  Women's  Work. 

5.  That   Presbytery  become   a   committee   of   the  whole   at  4 :30  to 
,  survey  the  Sessional  records. 

6.  That  it  reconvene  at  will. 

7.  That  it  take  recess  at  will. 

8.  That  it  reassemble  at  8  o'clock  for  a  special  meeting  on  evan- 
gelism and  that  it  adjourn  at  will. 

9.  That  it  assemble  on  the  second  day  at  9  :30  and  that  it  take  recess 
at  12 :45  for  lunch  and  adjourn  at  will. 

JAS.  A.  JONES,  Chairman. 


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STANDING  COMMITTEES 

The  Moderator  appointed  the  following  standing  com- 
mittees to  serve  for  this  session  of  the  Presbytery: 

Bills  and  Overtures:  Rev.  D.  K.  Snyder,  Chairman,  Rev.  J.  M. 
Walker,  Rev.  Holmes  Ralston,  Ruling  Elder  P.  S.  Gilchrist,  Ruling 
Elder  J.  T.  Porter. 

Judicial  Committee:  Rev.  Charles  M.  Boyd,  Chairman,  Rev.  C.  H. 
Rowan,  Ruling  Elder  J.  H.  McRae,  Ruling  Elder  C.  F.  McPherson. 

Sessional  Records:  Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner,  Chairman,  Rev.  Neil 
R.  McGeachy,  Rev.  Paul  P.  Thrower. 

Minutes  of  the  Synod:  Rev.  J.  W.  Grier,  Chairman,  Rev.  W.  A. 
Brown,  Ruling  Elder  G.  F.  Brown. 

Committee  on  Resolutions:  Rev.  J.  W.  Griggs,  Chairman,  Ruling 
Elder  Z.  V.  Linker. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

,  Various  communications  were  read  by  the  Stated  Clerk 
and  were  referred  to  appropriate  committees  as  follows : 

A  communication  from  President  Louis  C.  LaMotte  of 
the  Presbyterian  Junior  College  For  Men  was  referred 
to  the  Committee  of  Christian  Education. 

A  communication  from  President  John  R.  Cunningham 
of  Davidson  College,  "A  Report  of  Davidson  College  to  the 
Controlling  Presbyteries,"  was  referred  to  tiie  Committee 
of  Christian   Education. 

A  report  "for  information"  from  the  General  Assembly's 
Executive  Committee  of  Religious  Education  was  referred 
to  Presbytery's  Committee  of  Religious  Education. 

A  letter  from  Ruling  Elder  R.  A.  Dunn  of  Charlotte 
First  Church  reported  his  attendance  as  a  Commissioner 
to  the  General  Assembly  of  1941  was  received  and  Dr.  Dunn 
was  commended  for  his  diligence. 

A  communication  from  a  group  of  petitioners  from  the 
Amay  James  Mission  Sunday  School  requesting  the  organ- 
ization of  a  church  was  received  and  referred  to  the  Home 
Missions  Committee. 

The  following  commissions  were  appointed  to  install 
Rev.  W.  T.  Smith  as  pastor  of  the  Newell  and  Nevin 
churches : 

Newell — Sunday,  May  3,  1942,  Rev.  W.  B.  Neill  to  preside  and 
charge  the  pastor;  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  to  preach  the  sermon;  and 
Ruling   Elder   Tom   Glasgow  to   charge   the   congregation. 

Neyin^Sunday,  May  3,  1942,  at  4:30  P.  M.,  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince 
to  preside  and  charge  the  pastor ;  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs  to  preach  the 
sermon;  and  Ruling  Elder  Nat  C.  White  to  charge  the  congregation- 


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LICENSURE   OF  A.   L.   BIXLER 

Candidate  Alfred  Lyon  Bixler  was  presented  to  Pres- 
bytery by  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston,  Chairman  of  the  Com- 
mittee of  Christian  Education,  and  made  application  fc^r 
licensure  as  a  probationer  for  the  gospel  ministry.  The 
candidate's  diploma  from  Davidson"  College  was  accepted 
in  lieu  of  certain  examinations  as  specified  in  the  Book 
of  Church  Order.  A  certificate  from  Columbia  Seminary 
to  the  effe.t  that  the  candidate  had  done  satisfactory 
work  and,  in  the  near  future,  would  be  granted  a  diploma 
from  that  institution  was  accepted  in  lieu  of  examination 
in  specified  subjects.  Other  required  examinations  were 
given  before  Presbytery  and  were  sustained  as  satisfactory. 
The  written  parts  of  trial,  Thesis,  Exegesis,  and  Popular 
Lecture,  were  sustained  as  satisfactory.  The  candidate's 
trial  sermon  was  set  for  the  devotional  period  on  Wed- 
nesday morning  and  the  final  steps  in  his  licensure  were 
held  in  abeyance  until  that  time. 

COMMITTEE  VACANCY  FILLED 

Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw  was  elected  Chairman  of  the  Com- 
mittee on  Sabbath  Observance  to  fill  the  vacancy  caused  by 
the  removal  of  Rev.  Wriston  Hartsell  from  our  Presbytery. 

TRANSFER  OF  CANDIDATE 

Candidate  Charles  R.  Bixler  was,  at  his  own  request, 
granted  a  certificate  of  dismissal  to  Kings  Mountain 
Presbytery. 

REPORTS    OF    INSTALLATION 

Commissions  appointed  by  Presbytery  to  install  ministers 
in  their  respective  pastorates  submitted  reports  which  were 
admitted  to  record  and  are  as  follows: 

Rev.  Holmes  Rolston 

The  Commission  appointed  by  the  Presbytery  to  install  Rev. 
Holmes  Rolston  as  pastor  of  the  West  Avenue  Church  met  at  the 
church  Sunday,  February  15th,  at  4:45  P.  M.  Present,  Dr.  W.  W. 
Akers,  Dr.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  Dr.  Hunter  Blakely,  Rev.  A.  Julian 
Warner,  Elder  W.  A.  Jamison.  The  meeting  was  opened  with  prayer. 
Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner  w^as  elected  clerk  of  the  commission.  Dr. 
W.  W.  Akers  presided. 

The  Installation  Service  began  at  5  :00  P.  M.  Dr.  Hunter  Blakely 
preached   the   sermon   from   the   text   Matt.   13 :58  "And  Jesus   could 


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do  no  mighty  works  there  because  of  their  unbelief."  Subject :  "The 
Mighty  Works  That  Never  Happened."  Following  the  sermon  Dr. 
Akers  propounded  the  constrtutional  questions  to  the  pastor-elect 
according  to  the  Book  of  Church  Order,  paragraph  140,  and  to  the 
congregation  according  to  paragraph  137. 

Dr.  Redhead  gave  the  charge  to  the  new  pastor.  Rev.  A.  Julian 
Warner  charged  the  congregation.  Dr.  Holmes  Rolston  pronounced 
the    benediction. 

The  Commission  met  after  the  service.  The  minutes  were  read 
and  adopted.     The  Commission  adjourned  with  prayer. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

A.  JULIAN  WARNER,  Clerk. 

Rev.  Robert  F.  Boyd 

The  Commission  to  install  the  Rev.  Robert  F.  Boyd  as  pastor 
of  the  St.  Andrews  Presbyterian  Church,  met  at  the  church  at  7  :45 
P.  M.,  March  22,  1942,  and  was  constituted  with  prayer  by  the  Rev. 
J.  G.  Garth.  Organization  was  completed  with  the  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth 
as  chairman  and  the  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs  as  clerk  of  the  Commission. 

The  sermon  was  delivered  by  the  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs.  In  response 
to  the  constitutional  questions  the  pastor-elect  and  the  people  gave 
assent  to  the  necessary  vows.  The  chairman  declared  the  pastoral 
relationship  duly  established  "agreeably  to  the  Word  of  God  and 
according  to  the  Constitution  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  in  the 
United  States." 

A  solemn  charge  was  delivered  to  the  pastor  by  Dr.  J.  R.  Rose- 
bro  and  a  like  charge  to  the  congregation  by  Mr.  Paul  R.  Sheahan. 
The  benediction  was  pronounced  by  the  pastor,  the  Rev.  Robert  F. 
Boyd.    The  congregation  extended  a  cordial  reception  to  their  pastor. 

The  Commission  adopted  the  minutes  and  was  adjourned  with 
prayer  by  the  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth. 

J.  L.  GRIGGS,  Clerk. 

Rev.  J.  L.   Griggs 

The  Commission  to  install  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs  as  pastor  of  the 
Thomasboro  Church  met  in  the  pastor's  study  at  the  church  at  7  :15 
P.  M.  on  Sunday,  February  1,  1942.  The  Commission  was  called  to 
order  by  Rev.  S.  C.  Byrd  who  offered  the  opening  prayer.  The  or- 
ganization of  the  Commission  was  completed  with  Rev.  S.  C.  Byrd 
of  Bethel  Presbytery,  who  was  present  to  participate  in  this  service 
by  special  invitation  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery,  as  chairman  and 
Rev.  W.   H.  Johnston  as  clerk. 

The  installation  service  began  at  7  :30  P.  M.  in  the  church  audi- 
torium with  a  sermon  by  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston  from  the  text  Gala- 
tians  6:17. 

The  Constitutional  questions  being  answered  in  the  affirmative 
by  the  pastor-elect  and  the  people,  the  pastoral  relationship  was  de- 
clared duly  established  agreeably  to  the  Word  of  God  and  according 
to  the  Constitution  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  in  the  United  States. 

Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas,  a  son  of  the  Thomasboro  Church,  delivered 
the  charge  to  the  new  pastor ;  and  Ruling  Elder  Paul  R.  Sheahan 
delivered  the   charge   to  the   congregation. 


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The  benediction  was  pronounced  by  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs  after 
which  the  congregation  extended  the  right  hand  of  Christian  fellow- 
ship in  cordial  welcome  to  their  new  pastor. 

The  Commission  adopted  its  minutes  and  was  adjourned  with 
prayer  by  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Clerk. 

NOON  RECESS 

After  various  announcements  were  made  Presbytery 
took  recess  for  lunch.  The  closing  prayer  was  offered  by 
Rev.  J.  S.  Sibley. 

AFTERNOON  SESSION 

Presbytery  reconvened  at  2:15  P.  M.  and  was  led  in 
prayer  by  Rev.  John  R.  Rosebro. 

REPORT  OF  COMMISSION  ON  MINISTER 
AND   HIS   WORK 

The  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  sub- 
mitted a  report  which  was  admitted  to  the  record  and  is 
as  follows : 

To  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  in  session  at  Myers  Park 
Presbyterian   Church  on   Tuesday,  April  21st,   1942: 

Since  our  last  report  our  Commission  on  The  Minister  and  His 
Work  has  held  five  meetings,  on  March  11th,  March  20th,  April 
3rd,  April  10th,  and  April  21st. 

In  view  of  some  dissension  in  Commonwealth  Church  the  Com- 
mission has  had  several  meetings  with  the  officers  and  other  members 
of  that  church. 

Rev.  Henry  L.  Reaves  having  notified  the  Commission  that  he 
had  terminated  his  connection  with  Commonwealth  Presbyterian 
Church  as  Stated  Supply,  the  Commission  sent  one  of  its  members 
to  visit  the  church  and  declare  the  pulpit  vacant,  and  to  assure  the 
church  and  congregation  that  the  Commission  would  give  the  con- 
gregation all  possible  help  with  their  work  and  see  that  the  pulpit 
was  supplied  each  Sunday  morning  until  they  were  in  position  to 
secure  a  pastor.  The  Commission  also  voted  unanimously  to  assume 
original  jurisdiction  of  the  church  for.  the  time  being. 

The  pulpit  is  being  supplied  regularly  and  steps  will  soon  be  taken 
looking  to  the  settlement  of  a  pastor  in  this  very  important  work. 

The  Commission  granted  permission  to  Caldwell  Memorial 
Church  to  secure  the  services  of  Dr.  Charles  R.  Nisbet  as  Stated 
Supply  until  a  new  pastor  is  secured. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Chairman. 

H.  J.   SPENCER,   Secretary. 


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REPORT  ON  DEFENSE  SERVICE  WORK 

Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones  presented  a  report  on  the  work  with 
the  soldiers  in  the  camp  areas  in  the  Synod  of  North  Car- 
oHna.  Rev.  W.  I.  Howell  made  an  informing  address  on 
this  work  as  carried  on  at  Fort  Bragg  and  other  military 
posts  in  North  Carolina. 

Presbytery  voted  to  reconsider  an  action  of  the  January 
meeting  on  the  Stewardship  Committee's  report ;  and  the 
Stewardship  Committee  was  granted  permission  to  revise 
the  quotas  apportioned  to  the  churches,  and  to  make 
necessary  adjustments  as  to  the  dates  for  raising  the  funds 
for  the  support  of  our  Soldier-Work  Committee.  Special 
prayer  was  offered  by  Rev.  W.  T.  Smith  for  God's  blessing 
on  the  Soldier  Work.  The  report  was  received  as  informa- 
tion. 

CHURCH  NAME  CHANGED 

Upon  the  request  of  the  Polkton  Church  Presbytery 
granted  permission  to  change  its  name  to  the  Hawley 
Memorial  Presbyterian  Church. 

REPORT  OF  COMMITTEE  ON  WOMAN'S  WORK 

The  Committee  on  Woman's  Work  submitted  a  report ; 
and  pending  its  adoption,  Mrs.  W.  E.  Mears,  President  of 
the  Presbyterial  Auxiliary,  was  introduced  and  gave  an 
inspiring  address  on  this  work.  By  a  rising  vote  the  report 
was  received  and  the  recommendations  adopted  as  follows : 

1.  That  the  Presbytery  express  its  appreciation  to  our  women 
for  their  fine  annual  report  by  a  rising  vote. 

2.  That  the  Moderator  extend  Presbytery's  greetings  to  the 
Women  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  at  their  meeting  in  Monroe,  N. 
C.  on  May  5th. 

3.  That  our  women  be  requested  to  use  their  influence  in  deep- 
ening the  spiritual  life  of  all  the  people  in  our  churches. 

4.  That  the  Presbytery  now  hear  from  Mrs.  W.  E.  Mears, 
President   of   the   Women   of    Mecklenburg    Presbytery. 

J.  C.  GRIER,  Chairman. 

REPORT  OF  COMMITTEE  ON  LOCATION  OF  CHURCHES 

The  Committee  on  Location  and*  Relocation  of  Churches 
submitted  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 


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In  presenting  this  second  report  to  the  Presbytery  your  Com- 
mittee on  the  Location  and  Relocation  of  Churches  would  restate 
its  conception  of  its  function.  We  have  felt  that  to  suggest  intelli- 
gently any  program  meriting  Presbyterial  action  we  should  first 
determine  the  existence  of  any  need  for  the  service  suggested  by 
our  name.  In  attempting  to  discern  the  need  your  Committee  has 
surveyed  the  fields  of  opportunity  and  the  Church  situation  with 
varying  degrees  of  thoroughness.  In  general  it  has  been  discovered 
that  the  Presbyterian  population  has  in  no  wise  kept  pace  with  the 
growth  of  the  city.  The  organization  of  but  two  new  churches 
during  a  period  of  twenty  years,  in  which  time  the  population  of 
the  community  doubled,  is  of  itself  a  token  of  the  decrease  of  our 
influence  and  of  our  efficiency.  It  is  acknowledged  that  the  growth 
of  our  denomination  is  numerically  inferior  to  the  progress  of  other 
denominations  because  of  conditions  beyond  our  control.  The  influx 
of  many  people  in  no  wise  suggests  that  Presbyterians  by  the  same 
number  have  become  residents  of  our  community.  Regrettably  the 
reverse  is  true.  Because  of  an  aggressive  missionary  program  in  rural, 
suburban  and  urban  areas  other  denominations  have  claimed  the 
church  loyalties  and  services  of  the  majority  of  people  recently 
established  in  our  community.  We  rejoice  in  this  good  work  by  our 
sister  churches  since  our  zeal  is  for  the  Kingdom  and  not  for  the 
sect.  But  we  lament  our  own  failure  as  a  follower  in  the  Kingdom. 
We  would  that  all  men  were  of  Christ.  That  it  is  our  hope  that 
they  may  find  Him  through  our  denomination  work  is  but  to  labor 
to  become  the  channel  for  their  spiritual  enrichment.  In  acknowledg- 
ing, as  we  must  acknowledge,  the  relative  decline  of  our  efficiency 
we  are  in  no  wise  indicating  that  good  has  not  been  done  by  other 
churches.  Rather  are  we  affirming  that  we  have  not  done  our  share 
of  the  good. 

In  the  face  of  such  a  fact  your  Committee  feels  disposed  to  affirm 
again  the  necessity  of  continuous  and  zealous  efforts  in  our  program 
of  home  missions.  Within  the  urban  community  there  will  be  no 
appreciable  increase  of  our  influence  for  the  Kingdom,  except  as  in 
the  rural  community,  from  which  our  population  is  drawn,  our  church 
enlarges   and   expands   its  work. 

A  second  type  of  work  in  the  nature  of  surveys  has  been  to 
determine  with  as  much  care  as  practicable  the  status  of  the  churches 
within  our  own  community.  It  has  been  found  that  due  to  population 
changes  some  of  our  present  churches  have  the  prospect  of  a  de- 
clining, or  certainly  of  an  altered  ministry.  Churches  within  our 
city,  particularly  that  in  years  past  have  served  a  peculiar  class  of 
people,  are  now  confronted  with  the  fact  that  the  neighlborhood  of 
their  location  is  so  altered  as  to  demand  an  alteration  of  method, 
if  not  of  function.  Two  of  these  churches  particularly  are  in  areas 
of  the  city  that  are  becoming  rapidly  Negro  sections.  Your  Commit- 
tee has  consulted  with  these  churches  concerning  the  possibility  of 
changing  the  location  or  of  uniting  with  some  other  congregations. 
Because  of  conditions  that  have  prevailed  within  the  congregations 
themselves  such  a  program  has  not  been  undertaken.  Your  Committee 
feels  that  in  each  case  the  decision  for  consolidation  of  effort  or 
change  of  location  should  arise  from  the  congregation  and  that 
under  none  but  the  most  extraordinary  circumstances  an  outside 
influence  should  decide  the  matter. 

Further,  your  Committee  has  discovered  that  several  of  the 
sections  of  our  city  are  unchurched.  This  of  course  is  a  relative  term, 


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since  the  matter  of  transportation  is  not  as  serious  as  it  has  been 
in  the  years  past,  but  in  the  light  of  present  difficult  transportation 
there  is  at  least  a  temporary  deficiency  of  neighborhood  churches. 
In  the  Club  Colony  section  it  has  been  discovered  that  there  are 
over  four  hundred  homes  w^ith  a  resident  population  of  over  fifteen 
hundred.  The  nearest  church  of  any  denomination  to  this  community 
is  a  mile  and  a  half.  We  are  happy  to  report  that  because  of  the 
efficiency  and  zeal  of  the  residents  of  that  community  a  Presbyterian 
Church  has  been  established  and  is  now  making  good  progress.  Its 
membership  has  increased  from  forty-tvv^o  in  January  to  one  hundred 
and  two  as  reported  to  this  meeting  of  the  Presbytery.  The  Church 
School,  the  adult  organizations,  the  young  people'  swork  are  all 
assuming  shape  and  becoming  vital. 

In  the  Chantilly  area  of  our  city  it  was  discovered  that  we 
have  a  resident  population  in  excess  of  2,000,  together  with  a 
Presbyterian  population  estimated  with  a  fair  degree  of  accuracy  of 
500.  The  nearest  Presbyterian  Church  to  this  section  is  a  mile 
and  a  half,  and  it  was  indicated  in  contacts  with  the  homes  that 
the  residents  of  the  community  looked  with  favor  upon  the  estab- 
lishment   of    a    neighborhood    church. 

In  this  connection  your  Committee  would  call  the  attention  of 
the  Presbytery  to  the  fact  that  St.  Paul  Presbyterian  Church  is 
anxious  to  move  its  location  into  this  area.  The  St.  Paul  Presbyterian 
Church  was  established  as  a  community  church.  In  conference  with 
the  minister  and  representative  officers  from  the  congregation,  your 
Committee  learned  that  the  large  majority  of  the  members  of  the 
church  and  almost  all  of  the  officers  of  the  church  reside  outside 
of  the  neighborhood  of  the  church  itself.  This  is  a  condition  that 
did  not  prevail  until  a  few  years  ago  when  the  Negro  population 
began  to  move  toward  the  city  in  such  a  way  as  to  almost  surround 
the  church  at  present.  Every  indication  is  that  within  a  few  years 
the  St.  Paul  Church  will  be  completely  segregated  from  all  of  its 
members.  Therefore,  your  Committee  suggests  and  recommends 
that  the  Presbytery  look  with  favor  upon  the  establishment  of  St. 
Paul  Presbyterian  Church  in  another  location,  preferably  in  the 
Chantilly  section  and  that  the  congregation  be  requested  by  the 
Presbytery  to  locate  their  church  as  nearly  as  possible  in  the  center 
of  the  area  expected  to  be  served. 

Your  Committee  would  advise  the  Presbytery  that  this  action 
has  been  taken  only  after  consultation  with  the  Plaza  Presbyterian 
Church  which  at  present  is  the  church  most  able  to  serve  that  area 
of  the  city.  This  is  the  section  of  the  city  which,  according  to  the 
surveys  of  the  city  engineers  and  of  corporation  engineers  trained 
in  the  matter,  will  grow  most  rapidly  in  the  years  immediately 
ahead.  The  congregation  of  St.  Paul  Church  will  be  in  need  of 
financial  assistance  if  their  program  of  relocation  is  to  be  adequately 
effected.  Your  Committee  would  recommend  that  the  Pres"bytery 
commend  this  action  as  claiming  the  loyalty  and  the  support  of  the 
churches  and  of  the  members  within  our  bounds. 

This  report  thus  far  has  been  in  the  nature  of  a  narrative.  The 
question  may  be  justly  asked,  what  have  we  done?  Beside  conducting 
these  surveys  it  has  been  our.  hope  to  think  through  the  issues  in- 
volved in  such  a  large  program  and  to  think  toward  a  program  of 
city  co-operation  among  Presbyterians.  It  is  the  judgment  of  the 
Committee  that  before  such  a  work  can  be  as  effective  as  it  deserves 


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to  be  there  must  be  funds  available  to  assist  churches  in  the  increased 
expense  that  always  accompanies  a  change  of  location.  Therefore 
your  Committee  is  just  now  considering  seriously  the  possibility  of 
establishing  something  in  the  nature  of  a  Presbyterian  League, 
which  will  provide  funds  for  such  a  work  and  will  be  committed  to 
the  single  purpose  of  promoting  the  Kingdom  of  God  through  the 
Presbyterian  Church  within  our  Presbytery  by  co-operation  and 
a   co-ordination  of  effort. 

Once  more  it  would  be  stated  by  the  Committee  with  all  earnest- 
ness that  the  function  of  the  large  down-town  churches  is  vital  and 
imperative  for  our  ministry.  Neighborhood  churches  have  a  righ^ul 
place  in  the  ecclesiastical  structure,  but  they  are  no  substitute  for 
the  necessary  services  to  the  larger  group  of  people  that  reside 
within  the  city  proper.  It  is  admitted  that  support  from  these 
churches  must  come  in  measure  from  those  whose  residences  are 
beyond  the  range  of  its  neighborhood,  and  in  no  wise  does  your 
Committee  contemplate  any  action  that  would  impair  the  services 
and  program  of  such  churches.  However,  it  reiterates  its  conviction 
that  we  must  serve  in  the  neighborhood  if  we  are  going  to  serve 
our    community. 

Once  more  it  is  brought  to  the  attention  of  the  Presbytery  that 
the  Committee  regrets  that  our  church  has  so  far  been  deficient  in 
its  ministry  to  a  certain  class  of  people.  It  is  true  that  the  neigh- 
borhoods have  changed,  but  people  still  reside  there.  We  are  just 
now  trying  to  consider  means  whereby  our  church  in  the  city  can 
specifically  appeal  to  a  type  of  people  which  heretofore  we  have 
failed  to  adequately  serve.  We  are  not  prepared  to  pass  any  judg- 
ment, nor  to  make  any  recommendation  in  this  area. 

A  matter  of  interest  has  been  brought  to  the  attention  of  your 
Committee  with  regard  to  the  question  of  employing  a  city  extension 
worker,  whose  duty  it  would  be  to  find  the  location  suited  for  the 
establishment  of  outpost  Sunday  Schools  which  would  precede  the 
establishment  of  churches.  Once  the  locations  are  discovered  it  would 
be  the  duty  of  such  a  worker  to  maintain  personal  contact  with  the 
residents  of  the  area ;  to  use  the  Presbytery  tent  in  co-operation 
with  the  Office  of  the  Executive  Secretary  in  holding  Bible  Schools 
and  meetings  as  a  means  of  getting  a  definite  work  started ;  and 
to  secure  sponsorship  for  each  separate  project  as  soon  as  possible 
from  some  active  congregation  within  our  city.  That  the  work  of 
such  extension  is  needed  is  evident  from  the  number  of  areas  in 
and  around  our  city  which  do  not  have  Sunday  School  facilities  and 
which  are  rapidly  becoming  neighborhood  centers.  There  are  many 
problems  connected  with  this  work.  Your  Committee  considers  that 
particularly  it  belongs  to  the  Committee  on  Home  Missions,  but  it  is 
so  vitally  related  to  our  whole  program  that  it  is  presented  to  the 
Presbytery  for  their  considered  judgment.  This  would  be  a  good 
venture  for  such  a  Presbyterian  League  as  was  suggested  by  the 
Committee,  but  the  Committee  is  not  now  prepared  to  outline  any 
method  of  effecting  the  work. 

The  report  would  close  with  a  word  concerning  our  own  deficien- 
cies. The  work  that  has  been  accomplished  is  due  not  to  the  Com- 
mittee but  to  the  action  of  the  congregations  involved.  We  feel, 
however,  that  we  can  bring  the  matter  and  the  need  to  the  attention 
of  the  Presbytery  and  of  the  churches  and  that  we  can  offer  our 
counsel,  but  final  and  decisive  action  must  be  taken  by  the  church. 


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The  time  must  come  when  the  Presbytery  shall  put  in  the  hands 
of  this  or  a  similar  ommittee  funds  for  an  undertaking  so  vital  to 
the  life  of  our  church.  We  would  recommend  that  the  Committee 
be  continued  for  a  period  of  one  year  to  study  the  matter  further 
and  to  bring  such  information  as  it  deems  wise  to  the  Presbytery 
for  its  action. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

JAMES  A.  JONES,  Chairman, 
Committee  on  Location  and  Relocation  of  Churches. 


REPORT  ON   HOME   MISSIONS 

The  report  of  the  Committee  on  Presbytery's  Home 
Missions  was  submitted  by  the  chairman,  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan. 
The  report  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Your  Executive  Committee  of  Home  Missions  respectfully  pre- 
sents  the   following  report : 

We  would  first  express  our  gratitude  to  God  for  all  the  blessings 
He  has  bestowed  upon  the  work. 

We  wish  to  express  appreciation  to  the  workers  on  the  field 
for  their  faithful  and  devoted  services,  to  all  churches  which  have 
supported  the  work,  to  all  the  Auxiliaries  making  special  donations^ 
and  to  the  Executive  Board  of  Mecklenburg  Presbyterial  for  recom- 
mending to  the  Auxiliaries  that  they  remember  Presbytery's  Home 
Missions  in  the  distribution  of  funds  left  over  after  paying  the 
regular  budgets. 

We  think  the  following  facts  in  connection  with  the  work  wi^^ 
prove  interesting  to  the  Presbytery : 

In  the  Home  Mission  churches  during  the  past  year  133  persons 
were  received  upon  profession  of  faith,  and  98  by  letter. 

We  have  effected  two  groupings  involving  one  self-supporting 
and  three  home  mission  churches.  These  groups  are  now  self-sup- 
porting, which  is  saving  the   Committee  $1,500.00  per  year. 

Twenty  three  home  mission  churches  are  increasing  their  pastors' 
salaries    for   the    coming   year. 

Forty-four  daily  vacation  Bible  Schools  have  been  held  during 
the  past  year.  Two  of  these  were  for  Negroes.  One,  at  the  Amay 
James  Mission  and  one  at  Morven. 

Thirty  evangelistic  services  were  held. 

Four  conferences  on  the  Lord's  Acre  Plan  were  conducted,  and 
led  by  Rev.  Dumont  Clark.  The  attendance  was  134 ;  and  as  a  result 
the  Bethlehem  and  Walkersville  Churches  are  already  aggressively 
pursuing  this   plan. 

The  Committee  has  assisted  in  repairing  one  church  and  one 
manse,  and  in  painting  two  churches  and  one  manse.  The  Committee 
has  also  assisted  in  building  two  new  churches,  these  were  Common- 
wealth in  Charlotte  and  Benton  Heights  in  Monroe ;  the  Committee 
contributing  $500  on  the  Commonwealth  Church  and  $1,000  on  Benton 
Heights.  The   Committee  also  contributed  $500  on  a  new  manse  at 


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Bethlehem,  and  our  Executive  Secretary  raised  $500  additional  from 
outside  sources  for  this  project. 

We  have  invested  $75.00  in  helping  to  secure  equipment  for  work 
in  visual  education. 

A  nice  new  church  has  been  erected  at  Polkton  with  the  sub- 
stantial help  of  the  Hawley  Fund,  and  assistance  by  Mr.  Henry  Belk. 

Two  churches — Nevin  and  Salem — have  paid  off  their  church 
debts  with  the  assistance  of  the  Committee. 

A  church  and  manse  erection  league  has  been  started  and  on 
April  20th  had  209  members,  bringing  in  $1,674.50'  per  year.  We 
confidently  hope  and  expect  that  this  league  will  continue  to  grow. 

During  the  year  your  Presbyterial  Evangelist,  Dr.  Q.  N.  Huney- 
cutt,  has  held  eight  evangelistic  meetings — 31  professions  of  faith, 
and  15  additions  to  the  Presbyterian  Church,  also  500  reconsecra- 
tions.  Your  Evangelist  also  conducted  ten  daily  vacation  bible 
Schools — enrollment  1,304.  He  also  conducted  two  training  schools, 
and  taught  a  course  in  evangelism  at  the  Presbyterial  Young  People's 
Conference.  He  preachedl  69  sermons,  and  taught  45  Bible  classes 
during  the  year. 

The  following  Auxiliaries  made  special  contributions  in  the 
following  amounts : 

Philadelphia    $10.00 

Huntersville    15.00 

Tenth  Avenue  30.00 

Siler   6.00 

Robinson     5.00 

Troy  15.00 

.Steele  Creek  50.00 

Wilmore   42.04 

Brainard  4.00 

Indian  Trail  5.00 

Westminster   50.00 

Sugaw  Creek  75.00 

Paw  Creek  10.00 

The  Westminster  Auxiliary  also  made  an  extra  contribution  of 
$50.00  which  was  designated  for  the  manse  and  church  erection  fund. 
The  Myers  Park  Auxiliary  made  an  extra  contribution  of  $200.00 
to  this  fund. 

We  are  very  grateful  to  the  Trustees  of  the  S.  O.  Hawley  Fund 
for  a  second  check  in  the  sum  of  $2,500.00.  Last  year  we  received 
from  this  fund  $6,375.00. 

The  Committee  has  instructed  us  to  incorporate  in  this  report  a 
policy  recently  adopted  to  the  effect  that  the  Committee  will  make 
no  appropriations  to  churches  which  are  in  arrears  on  salaries  of 
former  pastors. 

The  following  table  of  appropriations  for  the  coming  year  are 
recommended.    (See   appropriations,    following). 

Respectfully  submitted, 

C.  H.  ROWAN,  Chairman. 


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APPROPRIATIONS 

Field  Salary  M.A.F.  Total 

Indian  Trail  $700  $52.50  $752.50 

Robinson    300  22.50  322.50 

Lee   Park  1,000  75.00  1,075.00 

Morven  840  63.00  903.00 

Locust  1,000  75.00  1 075.00 

Pageland  840  64.50  924.50 

Ellerbe    600  45.00  645.00 

Bethlehem   1,000  75.00  1,075.00 

Troy  720  54.00  774.00 

Roberdell    800  60.00  860.00 

Walkersville    1,000  75.00  1,075.00 

Marston    650  48.75  698.75 

Morgan   Memorial  900  67.50  967.50 

Marshville    720  54.00  774.00 

Benton  Heights  420  31.60  451.60 

North  Charlotte  800  60.00  860.00 

Commonwealth    720  54.00  774.00 

Selwyn  Avenue   1,000  75.00  1,075.00 

Amay  James   Mission  300  22.50  322.50 

Six  Mile  200  15.00  215.00 

Salary  Evangelist  1,980  148.50  2.128.50 

Student  Worker  Camp  Sutton  300  300.00 

Book  Fund   100  100.00 


$16,910       $1,238.35       $18,148.35 

REPORT  OF  R.  H.  STONE,  TREASURER,  MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY'S    HOME    MISSION   COMMITTEE 

For   the    Year    Ending    April    7,    1942 
Receipts: 

From  J.  G.  Garth,  Treasurer  $  7,868.49 

Budget    Benevolences    16,136.15 

Woman's   Auxiliary   of   Mecklenburg   Pres 131.33 

Dividends — Commercial  Nat.  Bank  22.00 

McGee  and  Nevin  Churches — refund  50.00 

Presbytery's  Committee  of  Religious  Education...  75.00 

Thomas  Glasgow — for  supply  at  Nevin 10.00 

Sugaw  Creek  Auxiliary — use  of  tent  25.00 

W.   E.   Price,  Treasurer  17.00 

Hawley   Fund   2,500.00 

TOTAL  RECEIPTS  $26,834.97    $26834.97 

Disbursements : 

For  Salaries  and  Supplies  $15,079.42 

M.  A.  F.  Dues  907.89 

New   Buildings   2,900.00 

Commonwealth   Church    $500.00 

Camp   Greene   Manse   900.00 

Benton    Heights    Church    1,000.00 

Bethlehem  Manse  500.00 

Painting  and   Repair   285.00 


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Printing  8.70 

Piedmont  Court  Daily  Vacation  Bible  School 75.00 

Building  and  Loan  for  Nevin  112.56 

Insurance    21.60 

Loan  to  Tabernacle  Church  166.00 

On  Ellerbe  Note  166.28 

Salem  Church  Indebtedness  150.00 

For  Movie  Projector  and  Camera — one-half 75.00 

Lord's   Acre   Meeting  Expense   23.00 

Home  Mission  Conference  Expense  30.00 

To  adjust  at  Bank  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth's 

Treasurer  Account  1.20 

TOTAL  DISBURSEMENTS   $20,001.65    $20,001.65 

Balance   in   Commercial  Nat.   Bank  $  6,833.32 

REPORT  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTEKY'S 

CHURCH  AND  MANSE  BUILDING  FUND 

R.  H.   Stone,   Treasurer 

For   the   Year   Ending   April   20th,    1942 

Received  from  Pledges  and  Gifts  $815.83 

Deposited  in  Commercial  National  Bank  $801.08 

Cash    14.00 

Paid  Cash  for  Sign  75 


$815.83 
(Dr.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt  gave  the  fund  $2.00,  w^hich  he  had  collected 
in  a  former  year.  This  was  spent  for  a  rubber  stamp  and  for  postage 
and  is  not  included  in  the  above.) 
Disbursements: 

Cash  Paid  for  Sign '. .75 

Standard  Printing  Co .• 7.35 

Envelopes  and  Cards   33.48 

I.  D.  Crov^ell,  Treas.  Bethlehem  Manse  (Designated)     28.00 

Bill  Shaw  Co.,  File  3.00 

Beulah  Sunday  School  Rooms  87.30 


Total    Disbursements $159.88 

On    deposit    541.95 

Courtesy  to  Exec.  Sec.  Account  to  prevent  S.  C.  at  Bank, 
returnable   at  any  time   100.00 


Cash  14.00 


$815.83 
At  noon  on  April  20th  there  are  209  subscribers  totaling $1,674.50 


I  have  audited  the  books  of  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Executive  Sec- 
retary for  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  for  the  year  ending  March  31, 
1942,  and  have  found  them  entirely  correct.  Mr.  Stone's  books  include 
the  following  accounts :  The  Benevolent  Fund  of  the  Presbytery, 
the  Home  Missions  Account,  the  Church  and  Manse  Erection  Fund, 
and  the  Office  of  the  Executive  Secretary. 
April  20,  1942.  SADIE  GRIER  GARTH. 


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PRESBYTERIAL  CITATION 

The  Presbytery  instructed  the  Stated  Clerk  to  cite  Rev. 
H.  C.  Carmichael  and  the  Bethlehem  and  Midland  Churches 
to  appear  at  the  July  meeting  of  the  Presbytery  to  clear 
up  the  matter  of  the  pastoral  relationship  between  Mr. 
Carmichael  and  the  chur.hes  named. 


REPORT  ON  SYNOD'S  MINUTES 

The  Committee  on  Synod's  Minutes  presented  a  report' 
which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows: 

We  call  Presbytery's  attention  to  these  recommendations  in  the 
printed  minutes  of  Synod : 

1.  Page  353,  That  a  Supplementary  Offering  be  taken  for  Synod's 
Home  Missions  on  the  third  Sunday  in  June,  1942,  by  churches, 
Sunday   Schools,   Bible   Classes   and  Auxiliaries. 

2.  Page  376,  That  all  Presbyteries  in  the  Synod  adjust  their 
benevolent  askings  so  as  to  insure  our  Educational  Institutions  get- 
ting their  allotted  percentage  of  the  benevolent  funds, 

J.  W.  GRIER,  Chairman. 


COMMITTEE   OF   THE   WHOLE 

At  5:30  P.  M.  the  Presbytery  resolved  itself  into  a  com- 
mittee of  the  whole  for  the  examination  of  the  Sessional 
Records. 

At  6:30  P.  M.  the  Committee  of  the  Whole,  having  com- 
pleted the  examination  of  the  Sessional  Records,  rose  for 
the  resumption  of  business  as  a  Presbytery. 


REPORT  ON  BILLS  AND  OVERTURES 

Rev.  D.  K.  Snyder,  Chairman,  reported  that  there  had 
come  into  their  hands  two  smilar  proposed  overtures  to  the 
General  Assembly  from  the  Sessions  of  Caldwell  Memorial 
and  Myers  Park  Churches  with  reference  to  the  title  to 
church  property  in  the  event  of  the  union  of  the  Presby- 
terian Church  in  the  United  States  with  any  other  eccle- 
siastical body.  The  committee  re.ommended  that  the  over- 
ture be  denied.  The  report  of  the  committee  was  adopted. 

After  prayer  by  Rev.  B.  Frank  Yandell  Presbytery  took 
recess  until  8:00  o'clock  tonight. 


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EVENING  SESSION 

Presbytery  reconvened  at  8:00  P.  M.  The  order  of  the 
day  was  a  popular  meeting-  in  the  interest  of  evangeHsm, 
and  the  opening  part  of  the  meeting  was  a  period  of  wor- 
ship led  by  the  Moderator. 

REPORT  ON   EVANGELISM 

Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet,  Chairman,  submitted  the  report 
of  the  Committee  on  Evangelism.  Pending  action  on  the 
report,  Rev.  E.  E.  Gillespie,  Superintendent  of  Synod's 
Home  Missions,  spoke  on  "The  Need  of  Evangelism  in  the 
Synod  of  North  Carolina."  Rev.  J.  D.  Henderson  of  Enoree 
Presbytery,  Synod  of  South  Carolina,  spoke  on  the  subject, 
*'How  to   Meet  the   Need  of   Evangelism." 

The  report  of  the  committee  was  adopted  and  is  as 
follows : 

Fathers   and   Brethren  : 

When  our  Master  gathered  His  disciples  for  the  last  meeting 
to  give  them,  and  through  them,  the  church,  His  great  commission. 
He  "commanded  them  that  they  should  not  depart  from  Jerusalem, 
but  wait  for  the  promise  of  the  Father,  which  saith,  He,  ye  have 
heard  of  me."  (Acts  1  :4).  Following  this  restraining  command,  He 
placed  upon  them,  and  all  who  should  believ  through  their,  testi- 
mony, the  clarion  heaven  born  commission  "ye  shall  be  witnesses 
unto   me." 

That  promise  of  the  Father  was  realized,  the  Holy  Spirit  came 
upon  them  giving  them  POWER,  and  they  went  everywhere  preach- 
ing repentance  towards  God  and  faith  in  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ. 
(Acts  20:21),  saying,  "Repent  therefore  and  reform  your  lives  so 
that  the  record  of  your  sins  may  be  cancelled,  and  that  there  may 
come  seasons  of  revival  from  the  Lord."  (Acts  3:19. — Weymouth). 

Seasons  of  revival  came ;  at  Pentecost  3000  later  5000  and  the 
record  declares  that  there  were  added  to  the  church  daily  those 
who  were  being  saved.  And  all  down  through  the  Christian  era 
seasons  of  revival  have  continued  to  come  following  an  authoritative 
message.  It  has  pleased  God  "By  the  apparent  foolishness  of  the 
message  which  we  preach  to  save."  (I  Cor,  1 :21). 

They  had  no  fine  buildings ;  they  had  no  organized  machine ; 
they  had  no  popular  movements  ;  it  was  a  reproach  to  be  a  Christian  ; 
they  had  no  traditions  ;  they  had  none  of  these  things,  but  THEY 
HAD  POWER.  Men  were  convicted  of  SIN,  men  were  led  to  re- 
pentance and  faith  in  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ,  seasons  of  revival  came. 
They   turned    the   world   up-side   down.    (Acts    17:6). 

Brethren  we  are  falling  far  short  of  this  Apostolic  experience. 
We  have  our  magnifiicent  buildings ;  we  have  our  all  but  perfect 
organizations  well  oiled  and  running  smoothly;  we  have  our  leading 
business  and  professional  men ;  we  were  never  so  rich  and  influential. 


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BUT  WHERE  IS  OUR  POWER?  What  of  our  "Evangelistic  Cru- 
sade"? The  first  year  it  gave  promise  of  accomplishing  great  things 
and  we  had  the  largest  number  added  on  profession  we  had  reported 
for  years,  but  for  the  second  year  the  Assembly's  Committee  had  to 
report  "Nearly  9,000  fewer  additions  on  profession  of  faith  in  Christ 
than    in    the   year    immediately   preceding." 

Can  it  be  true  as  the  Chairman  of  the  Assembly's  Committee  sur- 
mises that  there  are  in  our  church  those  who  "Do  not  believe  that 
the  unchurched  people  around  us  are  lost  and  in  need  of  a  Saviour; 
they  do  not  believe  that  apart  from  Christ  there  is  none  other  name 
under  heaven  given  among  men  whereby  they  must  be  saved ;  they 
do  not  believe  that  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ  came  into  the  world  to 
seek  and  to  save  the  lost,  and  that  He  meant  to  be  taken  seriously 
when  He  said  to  His  disciples,  'As  the  Father  has  sent  me,  even 
so  I  send  you'.  Deep  down  in  their  hearts  they  do  not  believe  these 
things  though  they  outwardly  affirm  them,  and  therefore  they  are 
not  seeking  the  lost,  they  are  not  interested  in  EVANGELISM." 

It  would  be  folly  for  us  to  say  we  "are  rich  and  increased  in 
goods  and  have  need  of  nothing"  and  be  ignorant  of  the  fact  that 
"we  are  wretched  and  miserable  and  poor  and  blind  and  naked. 
(Rev.  3:17).  The  facts  when  we  face  them  honestly  bring  to  us  a 
challenge  which  we  must  meet.  Meet  not  in  the  spirit  of  defeatism, 
but  in  faith. 

Did  we  in  our  own  strength  confide, 
Our   striving  would   be   losing; 
Were  not  the  right  man  on  our  side. 
The  man  of  God's  own  choosing. 

Dost  ask  Who  that  may  be? 

Christ   Jesus   it   is   He ; 

Lord  Sabaoth  His  name. 

From  age  to  age  the  sartie, 

AND  HE  MUST  WIN  THE  BATTLE."      ' 

Those  who  are  directing  this  "Evangelistic  Crusade"  are  not 
seeking  to  foster  on  the  church  a  man  made  movement  which  will 
last  but  for  a  day  and  then  die,  but  are  endeavoring  through  Prayer, 
study  and  experience  to  bring  about  a  condition  throughout  the 
church  which  can  best  be  described  by  the  term  "Perrennial  Re- 
vival." In  trying  to  reach  this  objective  three  vital  things  are  being 
emphasized : 

First:  PRAYER.  When  God's  people  humble  themselves  and 
pray  God  promises  to  hear  and  heal.  Indeed  there  can  be  no  limit 
placed  upon  the  possibilities  of  PRAYER  in  Jesus  name.  PRAYER 
increasing  united,  definite.  We  cannot  work  up,  but  we  must  pray 
down  "seasons  of  revival."  The  Apostles  were  in  PRAYER  when 
the  POWER  came.  Can  our  weakness  in  PRAYER  account  for  our 
lack  of   POWER. 

The  SECOND  emphasis  is  being  placed  on  PREACHING. 
Preaching  of  a  very  definite  and  authoritative  message.  Paul  de- 
clared to  the  Corinthians  "I  determined  not  to  know  anything 
among  you,  save  Jesus  Christ  and  Him  crucified,"  and  the  Apostles 
went    everywhere   preaching   repentance    towards    God    and    faith   in 


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the  Lord  Jesus  Christ,  exhorting,  "Repent,  therefore,  and  reform 
your  lives  so  that  the  record  on  your  sins  may  be  cancelled,  and 
that  there  may  come  seasons  of  revival  from  the  Lord."  (Acts  3:19). 
The  preaching  insisted  upon  is  that  in  which  the  prophet  of  God 
proclaims    the    great    fundamentals    of    the    GOSPEL. 

PREACHERS  ARE  NOT  MAN  PLEASERS  BUT  PROPHETS 
OF  GOD. 

The  Third  emphasis  grows  out  of  the  first  two :  PERSONAL 
WORK.  We  are  told  that  the  unsaved  will  not  come  to  church. 
"How  then  shall  they  call  on  Him  whom  they  have  not  believed? 
and  how  shall  they  believe  in  Him  of  whom  they  have  not  heard." 
(Rom.  10  :14).  If  they  must^hear,  and  if  they  will  not  come  to  us,  then 
we  must  go  to  them.  This  means  personal  approach  to  the  indi- 
vidual even  as  Jesus  approached  the  woman  of  Samaria.  When  the 
proclamation  of  the  Message  in  public  and  private  is  accompanied 
by  salesmanship  in  individual  approach  by  sane,  judicious,  trained 
followers  of  the  Master,  souls  will  be  born  into  the  Kingdom. 

We   Recommend: 

1.  That  Evangelism  be  pressed  in  all  our  churches,  following 
the  suggestions  made  by  the  Assemblv's  Committee,  PRAYER  — 
PREACHING   —   PERSONAL   WORK. 

2.  That  steps  be  taken  by  the  Presbytery  to  deepen  the  spiritual 
life  and  conviction  especially  of  our  ministers,  ruling  elders,  and 
deacons  as  those  who  are  to  lead  the  church. 

CHAS.  R.  NISBET,  Chairman. 

After  the  Benediction  by  Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet,  Pres- 
bytery adjourned  until  9:30  A.  M.  Wednesday. 

SECOND  DAY 

April    22,    1942 

Presbytery  assembled  at  9:30  A.  M.  and  the  opening 
prayer  was  ofifered  by  the  Moderator. 

The  devotional  period  was  conducted  by  Rev.  Charles  R. 
Nisbet.  As  a  part  of  the  service  Candidate  Alfred  L.  Bixler 
preached  a  sermon  from  the  text,  Isaiah  32:2,  "A  Bewild- 
ered World's  Need,"  as  a  part  of  his  trial  for  licensure. 
This  sermon  was  approved  as  a  satisfactory  part  of  trial. 
The  examination  as  a  whole  was  sustained  as  satisfa.tory, 
and  the  candidate  was  formally  licensed  to  preach  the 
gospel  as  a  probationer  for  the  holy  ministry. 

At  his  own  request  Licentiate  Alfred  L.  Bixler  was 
granted  a  certificate  of  dismission  to  the  Presbytery  of 
St.  Johns. 

The  minutes  of  the  first  day  were  read  and  approved. 


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53 


REPORT  OF  COMMITTEE  ON  SESSIONAL  RECORDS 

Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner  presented  the  report  of  the  Com- 
mittee on  Sessional  Records.  The  report  was  adopted  and 
is  as  follows : 

The  Standing  Committee  on  Sessional  Records  reports  that  the 
following  Session  Records  have  been  examined  and  no  exceptions 
found  in  them : 


Bethlehem 

Mars  ton 

Huntersville 

Bethel 

Rourk 

Waxhaw 

Marks  Cr^ek 

Cameronian 

Pee  Dee 

Paw  Creek 

First,  Charlotte 

St.   Paul 

Baden 

Philadelphia 

Selwyn  Ave. 

Pineville 

Central  Steele  Creek 

Pleasant  Hill 

Providence 

Cornelius 


Banks 

Ramah 

Steele  Creek 

Sharon 

Walkersville 

Community 

Six  Mile  Creek 

Mulberry 

Troy 

Mt.  Carmel 

Salem 

Pageland 

Unionville 

Monroe,  First 

Bethany 

Brainard 

Morven 

Plaza 

Wadesboro 

Altan 


Mallard  Creek 

Caldwell  Memorial 

Westminster 

Hamlet 

Williams  Memorial 

Tenth  Avenue 

Second,  Charlotte 

Sugaw  Creek 

Albemarle,  First 

Wilmore 

Ellerbe 

Benton  Heights 

Roberdell 

Mt.  Gilead 

Cooks   Memorial 

Amity 

Hopewell 

Myers  Park 

Rockingham 

McGee 


The    following   have    exceptions    to   them : 

Thomasboro:  "Purpose  of  congregational  meeting  called  by 
Session  for  May  18th,  1941  not  stated. 

Matthews:    "Statistical    Report   not    included   in    Session    Book." 

Robinson:  "No  statistical  report  to  Presbytery  in  minutes." 
"Not  all  the  minutes  were  approved." 

Indian  Trail:  "Two  meetings  with  no  prayer.  May  25th  and 
September  11th,  1941.  No  representatives  to  Presbytery  and  Synod. 
No  statistical  report." 

Marshville:    "No    quarterly   meeting.    No    statistical    report." 

Norwood:  "No  approval  of  minutes  by  Session  before  presenta- 
tion to  Presbytery." 

North  Charlotte:  "No  quarterly  meeting.  Representatives  to 
Presbytery  did  not  report  back." 

McLean   Memorial:    "Minutes  written  in  pencil  and  not  ink  as 

required.   No  report  of  representatives   to   Presbytery." 

Newell:  "No  meeting  reported  held  since  December  1941.  No 
statistical   report   recorded." 


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Slier:  "No  session  meetings  held  during  April,  May,  June  and 
July,    1941." 

Biscoe:  "No  meetings  between  April  6,  1941,  and  January  3,  19^2. 

Candor:    "No   quarterly   meeting." 

Beulah:  "One  meeting  in  July  and  one  in  September  not  dated." 

Lilesville:  "No  record  of  attendance  of  representatives  to  church 
courts." 

Camden:  "No  record  of  any  attendance  or  non-attendance  at 
meetings   of  church   courts." 

West  Avenue:  "No  list  of  those  present  at  session  meeting  of 
February   15th,   1942." 

Camp  Greene:  "Time  of  meeting  of  February  25th,  1942  and 
February  8th,  1942  not  stated.  No  statistical  report  to  Presbytery 
in  minutes." 

St.  Andrews:  "No  record  of  Presbytery  reports  being  adopted. 
Minutes  of  several  meetings  not  read  and  approved." 

The  following  churches  did  not  send  their  session  minutes  to 
Presbytery : 

Commonwealth  Turner's  Stephenson 

Morgan's   Memorial  Polkton  Peachland 

Mt.  Carmel  Norman  Oakboro 

Locust  Macedonia  Midland 

Albemarle,  Second  Tabernacle  Lee   Park 

Nevin  Stanfield  Rehoboth 

We  Recommend  the  Following: 

1.  That  Presbytery  request  each  session  to  put  the  name  of  the 
church  on  the  outside  of  the  book  for  the  convenience  of  all  con- 
cerned. 

2.  That  Presbytery  authorize  the  Stated  Clerk  to  purchase  a 
rubber  stamp  suitable  to  be  stamped  in  each  book  and  only  needing 
his  signature  each  time. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

A.  JULIAN  WARNER,  Chairman. 
PAUL  P.  THROWER. 

TERMS  OF  CALLS  CHANGED 

The  following  churches  were  given  permission  to  change 
the  terms  of  their  calls  to  their  pastors: 

The  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Albemarle  to  increase  the 
salary  from  $2,700  to  $3,000. 

Robinson  Presbyterian  Church  to  increase  the  salary  from 
$900  to  $1,200  per  year. 

Sugaw  Creek  Presbyterian  Church  to  increase  the  salary  from 
$2,000  to  $2,400  per  year. 


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MINISTERS  TRANSFERRED 

At  his  own  request  Rev.  Wriston  Hartsell  was  granted  a 
Certificate  of  Presbyterial  Dismission  to  the  Presbytery 
of  St.  Johns. 

At  his  own  request  Rev.  A.  S.  Johnson  was  granted  a 
Certificate  of  Presbyterial  Dismission  to  the  Presbytery  of 
Central  Mississippi. 

COMMISSION  TO  ORGANIZE  CHURCH 

Presbytery's  Executive  Committee  of  Home  Missions 
was  appointed  a  Commission  to  organize  the  Amay  James 
Mission  Sunday  School  into  a  church  of  this  Presbytery, 
if  and  when  the  way  be  .lear.  The  quorum  of  this  commis- 
sion shall  be  the  regular  quorum  of  theXommittee. 

REPORT  OF  THE  EXECUTIVE  SECRETARY 

Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  presented  the  report  for  the  Executive 
Office  of  the  Presbytery.  The  report  was  adopted  and  is 
as  follows : 

To  the  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg,  in  its  One  Hundred  and 
Fifty-Sixth  Stated  Session — Brethren: 

In  making  the  first  annual  report  as  Executive  Secretary  I  want 
to  say  that  I  am  grateful  to  God  and  to  you  for  the  privilege  of 
serving  in  this  capacity.  The  ministers  and  their  people  have  been 
most  co-operative,  gracious  and  helpful.  It  has  been  a  year  of 
learning  and  of  doing  and  a  period  of  activity. 

There  is  an  advantage  in  being  a  pioneer  in  this  office.  There 
is  also  the  disadvantage  of  not  having  had  a  predecessor  whose  work 
had  been  acceptable  and  the  foundations  laid  broad  and  deep  in 
forms  approved  by  you.  Then,  too,  there  is  no  norm  for  a  report 
to  be  made  to   the   body  to  whom   I   am  responsible. 

Your.  Presbytery  has  an  office  at  116  West  Third  Street — in 
Room  103,  Kinney  Building.  We  are  very  fortunate  in  having  for 
the  office  secretary  Miss  Wyndolyn  McNeely.  She  is  greatly  inter- 
ested in  the  work  and  is  gracious  to  all  who  come  to  the  office.  She 
has  gotten  out  thousands  of  pieces  of  mail. 

Perhaps  an  account  of  my  stewardship  of  time  would  not  be 
out  of  order.  During  the  first  year  I  preached  113  times,  projected 
moving  pictures  55  times  and  made  20  other  addresses.  I  haye  met 
with  a  number  of  sessions  and  congregations  and  other  groups  to 
confer  about  Kingdom  matters.  It  was  a  privilege  to  teach  a  course 
in  Home  Missions  at  the  Senior  Conference  at  Cheraw  as  well  as 
to  attend  the  Leadership  Training  School  at  Montreat,  the  Rural 
Church  Institute  at  Maxton  and  the  Institute  for  Town  and  Country 


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Ministers  at  Union  Theological  Seminary.  Also,  your  office  promoted 
four  Lord's  Acre  rallies,  which  were  conducted  by  Rev.  Dumont 
Clarke. 

The  functions  of  the  office  are  related  to  some  of  your  com- 
mittes.  In  each  of  those  I  have  done  their  bidding  to  the  best  of 
my  ability. 

Presbytery's    Home    Mission   Committee 

I  have  attended  all  but  one  of  the  meetings  of  the  Presbytery's 
Executive  Committee  on  Home  Missions.  As  far  as  possible  I  have 
carried  out  their  wishes.  Some  of  the  work  of  the  office  is  included 
in  the  report  of  that  committee. 

It  is  my  conviction  that  there  is  an  arousing  Home  Mission 
interest.  The  Home  Mission  income  is  larger  this  year.  In  many 
churches  moving  pictures  have  been  shown  of  the  work. 

Miss  McNeely  superintends  a  Sunday  School  each  Sunday  after- 
noon in  Piedmont  Court.  It  is  growing  in  interest  and  attendance.  A 
prayer  meeting  is  held  on  Thursday  nights  by  ministers  and  laymen. 
We  are  on   the   alert   for  new  opportunities   for  outposts. 

Committee  on  Religious  Education  In  the  Presbytery 

It  has  been  my  privilege  to  meet  with  the  Committee  on  Religious 
Education  and  to  carry  out  their  desires  such  as  were  committed 
to  the  office.  During  the  year  three  Institutes  for  Daily  Vacation 
Bible  School  workers  were  held,  were  well  attended  and  proved 
helpful.  Three  more  are  being  planned  for  this  year.  A  part  of  the 
record  breaking  number  of  Vacation  Bible  Schools  held  in  the  Pres- 
bytery— putting  us  ahead  of  any  of  the  Presbyteries  in  the  Assembly 
— should   be   credited   to   the   co-operation   of  the  office. 

Your  office  also  helped  to  prepare  the  program  and  promote 
the  Religious  Education  Conference  recently  held  in  the  First 
Presbyterian  Church  of  Charlotte. 

Stewardship 

One  of  the  first  things  your  Presbytery's  office  did  in  this  field 
was  to  insist  that  the  local  treasurers  remit  to  the  benevolent  causes 
each  month.  There  was  an  encouraging  response.  A  number  of  church 
and  auxiliary  treasurers  who  were  not  remitting  with  that  fre- 
quency are  now  upon  our  honor  roll. 

This  statement  from  Mr.  Ernest  Milton,  Treasurer  of  the  Pres- 
byterian Orphans'  Home,  may  be  indicative  that  your  office  has 
been  a  stimulus  to  giving — "Mecklenburg  had  a  grand  total  that 
is  $1,012.97  greater  than  the  sum  given  for  our  support  fund  in 
1940-41.  When  I  acknowledge  your  next  check  I'll  give  you  some 
comparative  data  on  reports  from  church  budgets  and  auxiliaries, 
which  I  believe  will  be  considerably  increased  in  number.  I  made 
all  the  recordings  in  April  and  noticed  reports  from  some  that 
had  not  remitted  through  their  budgets  for  a  good  many  years." 

It  has  been  the  privilege  to  do  the  work  of  the  committee  in 
figuring  apportionments  and  passing  them  on  to  the  churches. 

Treasurer  of  Benevolences 

As  Treasurer  of  Benevolences  a  sum  in  excess  of  $46,000.00  has 
been   handled.   Each   month   a   check  in   full   has   been   sent  to   each 


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of  the  thirteen  causes.  Attached  to  this  report  is  the  financial  report 
which  has  been  properly  audited. 

The  MecklenburiT  Presbyterian 

Your  office,  upon  the  a9vice  of  the  Advisory  Committee,  pub- 
lishes a  four,  page,  quarterly  paper  devoted  to  the  interests  of  Home 
Missions,  Evangelism,  Religious  Education  and  Stewardship.  The 
Motto  on  the  letterhead  is  "Promoting  Kingdom  Interests  in  Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery."  The  goal  is  to  get  this  in  every  Presbyterian 
home  or  office  within  the  Presbytery.  In  this  several  of  the  ministers 
and  the  auxiliaries  have  co-operated  in  getting  this  dorte  within 
their  congregations.  There  is  a  great  need  that  others  enlist  their 
congregations   to   subscribe. 

Mecklenburgr  Presbytery^s  Church  and  Manse  Building  Fund 

Your  office  has  done  much  of  the  work  for  the  child  of  the 
Home  Mission  Committee — Mecklenburg  Presbytery's  Church  and 
Manse  Building  Fund.  At  the  close  of  business  last  night  210  people 
had  pledged  or  given  $1,677.50  for  the  year.  Our  immediate  goal  is 
to  get  1,000  people  to  give  from  one  to  twenty-five  dollars  to  each 
of  three  calls  per  year.  There  are  great  possibilities  in  this.  Your 
prayers    and   zeal   are    necessary. 

Publicity 

One  of  the  great  factors  in  promotional  work  is  the  right  kind 
of  publicity.  Your  office  is  in  close  touch  with  key  reporters  of  the 
daily  papers  of  Charlotte.  A  Presbyterian  Bureau  of  Publicity  is 
conducted  for  the  county  papers  within  the  Presbytery.  A  number 
of  them  send  us  their  publications  and  we  know  that  the  news  is 
printed. 

The  Home  Mission  Committee  and  the  Religious  Education 
Committee  have  made  it  possible  for  the  Presbytery  to  possess  a 
good  moving  picture  camera  and  a  16  m.m.  projector.  A  number 
of  films  have  been  taken  and  there  is  an  interest  wherever  shown. 

There  have  been  other  services  that  your  office  was  allowed  to 
render  to  individuals  and  to  organizations. 

It  is  the  desire  of  your  servant  to  have  your  office  do  the  things 
you  want  done  and  to  render  the  highest  possible  service.  To  this 
end  your   suggestions   are   coveted.  , 

Your  Advisory  Committee,  whose  Chairman  is  Dr.  John  A.  Red- 
head, Jr.,  has  been  sympathetic  and  helpful.  Their  guidance  and 
suggestions  are  appreciated. 

Inasmuch  as  your  office  is  established  to  further  the  work  of  the 
Kingdom  your  secretary  asks  that  you  as  individuals  remember 
him  and  the  work  committed  to  the  office  at  the  Throne  of  Grace 
in  your  daily  prayers. 

Again  thanking  you  for  the  privilege  of  being  a  co-worker  with 
you,   this   report   is   respectfully  submitted. 

R.  H.  STONE,  Executive  Secretary. 


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FINANCIAL  REPORT  THE  EXECUTIVE  SECRETARY 

For   the    Year    Ending   April    17,    1942 
Receipts: 

From: 

Mecklenburg  Presbytery's   Committee  of  Rel.  Education. ...$1,200.00 

Mecklenburg  Presbytery's  Benevolent  Account 3,922.60 

G.  D.  Aitken,  Treasurer  (postage  refund) 10.50 

G.  D.  Aitken,  Treasurer  (movie  projector) 75.00 

Curry  B.  Hearn,  Treasurer   (refund) 10.00 

Young  People's   Conf.   (films  and  mimeo.  supplies) 41.61 

Mrs.  W.  H.  Suttenfield  (for  Piedmont  Court) 40.00 

Mecklenburg    Presbyterian    (on    loans) 106.25 

Steele   Creek    (hononarium)    54.00 

Credit    Bureau,   Inc.    (float)    50.00 

Thomasboro   Presbyterian   Church    (refund)    3.23 

Marts   and  Lundy  3.10 

Charlotte  First   Church    (honorarium)    5.00 

EUerbe  Presbyterian  Church  (honorarium)  15.40 

Registration   Fees    of   Young    People 12.00 

Mecklenburg  Pres.  Church  &  Manse  Bldg.  Fund  (postage)  26.48 

Church  &  Manse  Bldg.  Fund  (loan  to  prevent  S.  C.) 100.00 

Piedmont    Court    S.    S.    Treasurer    13.21 

TOTAL  RECEIPTS   $5,688.38 

Disbursements: 
To: 

R.  H.   Stone   (salary  and  car  allowance) $3,100.00 

Wm.  H.  Hopper,,  Treasurer  (M.  A.  F.  dues) 146.28 

Miss   Wyndolyn   McNeely  912.50 

Rent    165.00 

Loan  to  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  246.88 

Float  50.00 

Keely  A.  Grice,  P.  M 169.31 

Presbyterian  Committee  of  Publication  (Piedmont  Court)....  13.21 

Chairs,    Bibles    and    Bell    (Piedmont    Court) 40.00 

Harry  K.  Lucas — Mimeograph  125.00 

Registration  Fees   (Memphis  convention)   1 12.00 

E.  B.  Dudley  (one-half  of  movie  projector  and  camera) 75.00 

Mrs.  W.   B.   McClintock,  Treasurer.  10.00 

Kale-Law^ing,  et  al,  for  office   furniture   88.54 

Gray  &  Creech — mimeo.  paper,  supplies,  etc 101.49 

Stewardship    Committee    Expense    1.05 

Martin  Transfer — moving  tent  and  office   14.00 

Advisory   Committee   Expense   2.57 

Standard  Printing  Co 36.63 

W.  I.  Van  Ness   &  Co.— films,  etc 59.68 

Southern  Bell  Telephone  Co 102.76 

Other,  office  expense  and  cost  of  promotional  work 110.84 

Service  Charges  4.87 

Balance   in   Commercial   National   Bank   *  100.67 


$5,688.38 


*  Of  this  balance  $100.00  belongs  to  the  Church  and  Manse 
Fund  and  is  deposited  only  to  stop  bank  service  charges. 


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TREASURER'S    REPORT   ON   BENEVOLENCES 
Financial  Report  of  R.  H.  Stone,  Treasurer  of  Benevolences, 
of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  for  Year  Ending  M.arch  31,  1942. 

Cause                                                                                             Receipts  Disburst. 

Foreign    Missions    $9,264.54  $9,264.54 

Assembly's    Home    Missions    3,504.90  3,504.90 

Christian  Education  and  Ministerial  Relief 2,070,42  2,070.42 

Religious   Education  and   Publication 871.44  871.44 

American   Bible   Society  190.64  190.64 

Assembly's  Training  School   319.18  319.18 

Presbytery's    Orphans'    Home    2,696.86  2,696.86 

Synod's  Home   Missions   1,699.72  1,699.72 

Educational   Inst,    (including   U.T.S.) 3,953.36  3,953.36 

Religious  Education  in  Synod 1,181.57  1,181.57 

Presbytery's  Home  Missions  16,136.15  16,136.15 

Presbytery's   Office   3,922.60  3,922.60 

Religious    Education    in    Presbytery    360.54  360.54 

College  Gift  Fund  1.00  1.00 

Presbyterian  Junior  College  1.00  1.00 

Assembly's  Committee  on  Evangelism  68.46  68.46 

North  Carolina  Soldier  Defense  47.26  47.26 

Presbyterial  Tax  (to  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston) 22.60  22.60 

$46,312.24        $46,312.24 

I  have  audited  the«  books  of  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Executive  Secre- 
tary for  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  for  the  year  ending  March  31, 
1942,  and  have  found  the  mentirely  correct.  Mr.  Stone's  books  include 
the  following  accounts  :  The  Benevolent  Fund  of  the  Presbytery,  the 
Home  Missions  Account,  the  Church  and  Manse  Eredtion  Fund,  and 
the  Office  of  the   Executive   Secretary. 

April  20,  1942.  SADIE  GRIER  GARTH. 


NOMINATION   OF   MODERATOR 

Rev.  A.  L.  McDufifie  was  nominated  for  Moderator  of  the 
July  Stated  Meeting  of  Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE    OF    CHRISTIAN    EDUCATION    AND 
MINISTERIAL   RELIEF 

Presbytery's  Committee  of  Christian  Education  and 
Ministerial  Relief  offered  the  following  resolutions  which 
were  adopted: 

1.  That  all  the  beneficiaries  now  on  the  Presbytery's  roll  of 
Ministerial  Relief  be  recommended  for  the  same  amounts  that  they 
have   received   during   the   past   year. 

2.  That  Presbytery,  when  it  adjourns  this  stated  session,  adjourn 
to  meet  in  the  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Charlotte  on  Thursday, 
May  14,  1942,  at  2:30  P.  M.  for  the  licensure  of  a  candidate. 


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REPORT    OF    COMMITTEE    ON    RESOLUTIONS 

The  Standing  Committee  on  Resolutions  presented  a 
report  which  was  adopted  by  a  rising  vote  and  is  as 
follows  : 

Mecklenburg  Presbytery  wishes  to  express  its  gratitude  to  the 
congregation,  officers  and  pastor  of  the  Myers  Park  Presbyterian 
Church  who  have  in  a  generous  way  provided  for  our  needs,  and 
who  have  made  our  visit  here  a  pleasant  one. 

We  wish  to  especially  thank  the  ladies  of  the  congregation  for 
their  bountiful  provision  of  food  for,  our  temporal  needs,  and  we 
request  the  pastor,  Dr.  J.  A.  Jones,  to  convey  our  thanks  to  his 
congregation  for  everything  done  in  the  interest  of  this  meeting. 

We  recommend  the  adoption  of  this  report  by  a  standing  vote 
of  the  Presbytery. 

J.  L.  GRIGGS,  Chairman. 
Z.  V.  LINKER. 


APPROPRIATION   TO   COMMITTEE   ON   LOCATION 
LOCATION  OF  CHURCHES 

Presbytery  appropriated  the  sum  of  one  hundred  dollars 
for  the  use  of  the  Committee  on  Location  and  Relocation 
of  Churches. 


STATISTICAL   REPORT 

The  statistical  report  of  Presbytery  was  adopted  and 
the  Stated  Clerk  was  instructed  to  transmit  the  same  to 
the  Stated  Clerk  of  the  General  Assembly.  (See  Statistical 
sheet). 

ADOPTION  OF   MINUTES 

The  minutes  were  read  and  approved. 

ADJOURNMENT 

After  prayer  and  the  Benediction  by  the  Moderator, 
Presbytery  adjourned  to  meet  in  the  First  Presbyterian 
Church  of  Charlotte,  N.  C,  on  Thursday,  May  14,  1942,  at 
2:30  P.M. 

JAS.  A.  JONES,  Moderator. 

W.  A.  NICHOLSON,  Permanent  Clerk. 
J.  W.  STORK,  Assistant  Clerk. 
W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk. 


Adjourned  Meeting  of  Mecklenburg 
Presbytery 

Charlotte,  N.  C. 
May  14,  1942. 

Mecklenburg  Presbytery  met  according  to  adjournment 
in  the  First  Presbyterian  Chur.h,  Charlotte,  N.  C,  on  Thurs- 
day, May  14,  1942,  at  2 :30  P.  M.  The  meeting  was  called 
to  order  by  the  Moderator  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  and  the 
opening  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev.  C.  M.  Boyd. 

The  following  members  of  the  court  were  present  and 
were  enrolled : 

Ministers:  J.  G.  Garth,  W.  H.  Johnston,  J.  S.  Sibley,  Jas.  A. 
Jones,  C.  H.  Rowan,  W.  A.  Alexander,  J.  L.  Griggs,  M.  R.  Gibson, 
J.  Walton  Stewart,  C.  M.  Boyd,  R.  A.  Young,  R.  H.  Stone,  B.  F. 
Yandell,  W.  G.  Thomas,  C.  N.  Morrison,  A.  Julian  Warner,  J.  E. 
Mcjunkin,  W.  A.  Nicholson,  E.  V.  Wiley,  C.  C.  Beam,  W.  C  Smith, 
Holmes  Rolston,  T.  F.  Huneycutt,  H.  B.  Blakely. 

Ruling  Elders:  Peter  S.  Gilchrist,  Westminster;  H.  C.  Alexander, 
Charlotte  First;  J.  T.  Porter,  Charlotte  Second;  V.  F.  Alexander, 
West  Avenue;  J.  K.  McLaughlin,  Mallard  Creek;  E.  V.  Kerns, 
Hopewell. 

REPORT  OF  PRESBYTERY'S  TREASURER 

Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston,  Treasurer  of  Presbytery's  Tax 
Fund  submitted  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as 
follows : 

REPORT  OF  TREASURER  FOR  PRESBYTERY'S 
TAX    FUND:    1941-1942 
Receipts: 

Brought  Forward  from  Last  Year $    165.95 

Received  from  Churches  2,969.07 

Total  Receipts   $3,135.02 

Disbursements : 

Wm.  H.  Hopper,  Treas.,  M.  A.  F.  Dues $     22.56 

J.   G.   Garth,   Salary   Benevolent   Treasurer 100.00 

W.  H.  Johnston,  Salary  S.  C.  Dec.  1.  1940  to  March  31,  1942...  400.00 

J.  W.  Stork,  Clerk's  Salary  40.00 

W.   A.    Nicholson,   Clerk's    Salary    15.00 

Standard   Printing  Co.,   Minutes,  Dockets,  etc 337.10 

E.  C.  Scott,  Treas.,  Dues  to  General  Assembly 1,403.70 

C.  M.  Gibbs,  Treas.,  Dues  to  Synod  324.68 

Presbyterian   Com.   of   Pub.,    Blank   Forms 36.28 


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Von    Boeckmann-Jones    Co.,   Statistical   Tables 10.00 

Postage    37.35 

Office    Supplies,    Envelopes,   Stationery,   etc 27.78 

Dockets    (mimeographed)    15.00 

Bank   Service   Charge    1.00 

Total  Disbursements   $2,770.45 

Balance  in  Union  National  Bank,  March  31,  1942 364.57 

$3,135.02 

I  have  audited  the  books  of  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston,  treasurer  of 
Mecklenburg  Presbytery,  for  the  year  ending  March  31,  1942,  and 
have  found  them  correct  in  every  item,  and  in  perfect  agreement 
with  the  statement  of  the  Union  National  Bank,  where  the  account 
is  handled.     Also,  I  find  them  very  neatly  kept. 

May  13,  1942.  -  SADIE  GRIER  GARTH. 

Charlotte,  N.  C. 


LICENSURE  OF  CANDIDATE 

The  Committee  of  Christian  Education  presented  Can- 
didate Chalmers  Hatch  for  licensure.  The  written  parts  of 
trial,  Thesis,  Exegesis,  and  Popular  Lecture  were  accepted 
as  satisfactory  on  the  recommendation  of  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan, 
chairman  of  the  committee  on  that  examination.  Diplomas 
from  Wheaton  College  and  Dallas  Theological  Seminary 
were  accepted  in  lieu  of  certain  examinations  spe.ified  in 
the  Book  of  Order.  The  other  required  examinations  were 
given  before  Presbytery  and  were  sustained  as  satisfactory 
parts  of  trial  for  licensure.  The  candidate  preached  a  ser- 
mon from  the  text,  John  1 :29,  on  the  subject,  "The  Sac- 
rificial Lamb,  or  The  Person  and  Work  of  Christ."  The 
sermon  was  sustained  as  satisfactory,  and  Candidate 
Chalmers  Hatch  was  then  licensed  to  preach  the  Gospel  as 
a  probationer  for  the  ministry.  Mr.  Hatch  was  granted  ^ 
certificate  of  transfer  to  the  Presbytery  of  Fort  Worth. 

The  minutes  of  this  meeting  were  read  and  adopted. 

After  prayer  by  Rev.  C.  N.  Morrison  Presbytery  ad- 
journed to  meet  in  the  Paw  Creek  Presbyterian  Church  on 
July  21,  1942. 

JAS.  A.  JONES,   Moderator. 

W.  A.  NICHOLSON,  Permanent  Clerk. 
W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk. 


STATISTICAL  REPORT  TO  THE  GENERAL  ASSEMBLY,   1942. 


.u  LICENTIATES 
NUMBER  OF 
CANDIDATES 


W.W.Akere.H.R.. 

T.  B.  Alexander 

W.A.  Alexander.?.. 
T. B. Ajideison,  P... 


H.B.BIakcly.  Pres..-, 

C.M.Boyd,  P 

Robt.  F.  Boyd.  P 

R.H.M.  Brown,  Inf.. 

Wm.  A.  Brown,  P 

W.R.Buhler.P 


R.S.Burwell,H.R.... 

H.  C.  Carmichaol 

W.  B.  8.  Chandler,  Inf. . 

W.  C.Copeland 

E.  L.  Flanagan 

W.  C.  C.  Foster,  Inf . . . . 

A.  H.  Fraser,  H.  R 

W.H.Fraier 


J.  L.  GrigRs,  P 

P.  H.  Gwynn.  Prof 

Ben  T.  Harrop,  Chap 

WristOD  Hartsell,  In  trans. . 

W.  I.  Howell,  Jr..  P 

Q.  N.Huneycutl,  P.  Ev  ..- 
T.  F.  Huoeyeutt.  P 

A.  S.  Johnson,  In  trans 

W.H.Johnston.  P.  4  S.C. 

Jaa.  A.  Jones,  P 

A.  H.  Key,  P 

"       P 

C.H.Little.P 

L.  L.  Little.  F.  M 

F.  R.  McAlister,  P 

A.  L.  McDuffic,  P 

P 

P 

N.R.  McGeuchy.P 

J.  C.McGehce 

R.  J.  Mcllwaine,  H.  R 

J.  E.  McJunkin.  P 

W.  C.McLuuchlin,  F.  M... 

S.  B.  McLean,  P 

J.  P.  H,  McNatt,  P 

P 

P 

T.  H.  Mitchell 

J.  W.  Moore,  H.  R 

C.N.  Morrison,  P.. 

W.B.Neill,P 

J.  C.  Neville,  Chap 

W.A.  Nicholson 

C.  R.  Nisbet,  H.  R 

J.  S.  .'^isbet.  F.  M 

M.  E.  I'eabodv,  " 


M.I 


c.  Jr..  P.  . 


L.  H. ' 

H.  L.  Reaves,  CM 

J.  A.  Redhead.  Jr..  P.. , 

A.L.Roberta 

Holmes  Ralston,  P 

JohnR.  Roscbro.  H.  R,. 
C, H.Rowan,  P 

P 

J.  L,  Russell,  P 

P 

M.E.  Sentelle,  P^or...- 
A.W.Shaw,  P 

J.  S.  Sibley.  H.  R 


G.  P.  Stevens,  F.M.. 

J.  Walton  Stewart,  P.. 
R.  H.  Stone,  Exec.  Sec 
J.  W.  Stork,  P 


W.C.  Underwood,  Inf 
A.  A.  Walker.  P  ,  , 
J.  M.  Walker.  P  . . .  . 
A.J.  Warner,  P 


POSTOFFICES 


.  Gastonia,  N.  C. .. 
.  Washington,  D.  C, 
.  Charlotte,  N.C. 
.  Monroe,  N.  C... 
.  UnionTille.  N.  C 

.  Charlotte,  N.  0 

Ellerbe.N.C 

.  Ellerbe.N.C 

.  Norman,  N.C 

.  Charlotte,  N.  C 

.  Charlotte.  N.  C 

.  Charlotte,  N.  C 

.  Charlotte,  N.  C 

.  Charlotte,  N.  C 

.  IndianTrail,  N.  C... 
.  Waihaw,  N.  C,  R.  1 
.  Monroe,  N.C,  R.  6. 

.  Davidson,  N.C 

.  Huntersville,  N.  0. . . 

.  Mayesville,  S.  C 

Davidson,  N.  C 
.  Dandson,  N.  C 
.  Newell,  N.  C.  - . 
.  Charlotte,  N.  C 
.  Charlotte,  N.  C 

,.  Piaeville,  N.  e 

, .  Waihaw,  N.  C,  R.  2 

,.  Osceola,  S.C 

Charlotte,  N.  0 

.  MarBhville,  N.  C... 

Peacbland,  N.  C 

.  Polkton,N.C 

.  Pageland.  S.  C 

.  Monroe,  N.C 

Matahviiie,  N.  C... 
,.  Charlotte,  N.C... 
, .  Huntersville,  N.C, 
..  Huntersville,  N.  C, 
. ,  Charlotte,  N.  C 

.  Davidson,  N.  C 

, .  CampJoeT.Robinson.Ark. 

Milton,  Fla.,R.  4. 

Hamlet,  N.  C    .    . 

Indian  Trail,  N.C. 

, .  StanGeld.N.  C... 

,  Cleveland,  Tenn... 

. .  Charlotte,N.  C... 

..  Charlotte,  N.C- 

. .  Indian  Trail,  N.  C 

. .  Marshville,  N.  C 

..  Charlotte,  N.  C 

..  Charlotte,  N.  C 

. .  Matthews.  N.C 

..  Candor,  N.C 

. .  Candor,  N.C 

, .  Biscoe,  N.  C 

..  Charlotte,  N.  C 

..  Charlotte  C  H.,  Va.- 

.,  Monroe.N.C 

..  Huntersville,  N.  C.  R. 

..  Richmond,  Va 

.,  Charlotte,  N.C. 

..  Morven,  N.  C 

. .  Wadesboro,  N.  C  , 
,.  Lilesville,  N.  C .  - . 

..  Monroe.  N.C 

..  Safety  Harbor,  Fla, 
. .  Charlotte,  N.  C 
Charlotte,  N.  C 
..  Langley  Field.  Va, 
,    Charlotte.  N.C. 
..  Charlotte,  N.C. 
,.  Albem:irle,N.  C 
Columbia.  S.C... 
. .  Charlotte,  N.  C 

Charlotte,  N.C 
..  Charlotte,  N.C- - 
.,  Charlotte,  N.  C  , 
Charlotte,  N.  C . 
...  Charlotte,  N.C. 
, .  Charlotte,  N.  C . . 
, . .  Paw  Creek,  N.  C 
...  Charlotte,  N.C,  R.  9..., 

. , .  Cornelius,  N.C 

...  Davidson,  N.  C,  R.  1..., 

...  Davidson,  N.C 

...  Troy.  N.C 

...  Charlotte,  N.  C 

...  Monroe,  N.C 

...  Monroe,  N.C,  R.  4 

.. .  Monroe,  N.  C,  R.  4 

...  NeweU,N.  C 

...  Charlotte.  N.C,  R.  7.... 

...  Roberdell,  N.  C 

...  Rockingham.  N.  C 

..    E.  Rockingham.  N.C... 

..    Rockinsbam.  N.  C 

. . .  Ycncheng,  Eu.,  China. . . 

..    Charlotte,  N.  C 

...  Charlotte.  N.  C 

...  Mt.Gilead,N.  C 

,    .  Norwood,  N.  C 

.    MtGilead.  N.C,  R.  1. , 

...  Marston.  N.  C 

..    Hamlet,  N.C 

.    .  Ellerbe.N.C 

Rockinghani,  N.  C,  R.  3 

Wadesboro.  N.  C  ,. . 
. ,     Charlotte.  N.  C 

Charlotte.  N.  C     

ICharlotle.  N.  C       .      . . 
,,     Rorkingham,  N.  C 

Charlotte,  N.  C 

Charlotte,  N.  C     

.\ibe marie,  N.  C 

,    .,  Albemarle,  N.C 

,.,,  Waihaw,  N.C, 

Matthews,  N.  C 
. . .  Charlotte.  N.  C 
. . .  Charlotte,  N.  C 
. . .    Charlotte.  N.  C 

Badin,  N.C, 
B7     Charlotte,  N.  C 

Charlotte.  N.  C 

Stanfield,  N.  C,  R.  2 

Matthews.  N.C 

Midland.  N.C 

Monroe,N.C 

Oakboro.  N.C 

Waxhaw,  N.  C 

Charlotte,  N.  C 

StanHeld,  N.  C 

Monroe,  N.CH.  5. 

Waihaw,  N.C.  R.  2, 

Miami,  Fla 

....  Newell, N.C 


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MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY 


157th  Stated  Session- 
Paw  Creek  Church  —  July  14,  1942 

Called  Meeting 
Queens  College  —  September  9,  1942 

158th  Stated  Session 
Mallard  Creek  Church  —  October  20,  1942 

*     •     •     * 

^  Next  Stated  Session 

Plaza  Church  —  January  19,  1943 


MINUTES    OF    MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY 


DOCKET  SCHEDULE 


WINTER   MEETING 

Organization   of   Presbytery 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception    of    Ministers    and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports   of   Commissions   and 

Committees 

(a)  Stewardship 

(b)  Evangelism 

(c)  Records  of   Presbytery 

(d)  Resolutions 

(e)  Foreign    Missions 
Popular     Meeting     on     Foreign 

Missions 
Election     of     Commissioners     to 

General    Assembly 
New  and  Unfinished  Business 
Place  of  Next  Meeting 
Nominate  Moderator 
Adopt  Minutes 
Adjourn 


SUMMER  MEETING 

Organization     of     Presbytery 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception  of  Ministers  and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 

Reports  of  Commissions  and 
Committees 

(a)  Ch.   Ed.  and  Min.  Relief 

(b)  Sabbath     Observance 

(c)  Records  of   Presbytery 

(d)  Resolutions 

(e)  Religious    Education 

Popular     Meetings-   on  Religious 
Education 

New  and  Unfinished  Business 

Place  of  Next  Meeting 

Nominate  Moderator 

Adopt  Minutes 

Adjourn 


SPRING    MEETING 

Organization  of   Presbytery 
Communion  Service 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception    of    Ministers    and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports      of      Commissions     and 

Committees 

(a)  Woman's    Work 

(b)  Minister  and  His  Work 

(c)  Sessional  Records 

(d)  Synod's   Minutes 

(e)  Resolutions 

(f)  Presbytery's     Home     Mis- 
sions 

Popular  Meeting  on  Home  Mis- 
sions 

Reports  of  Treasurers  and  Trus- 
tees 

New  and  Unfinished  Business 

Place   of    Next    Meeting 

Nominate    Moderator 

Adopt   Minutes 

Adjourn 


FALL    MEETING 

Organization   of   Presbytery 
Communion  Service 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception  of   Ministers  and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports      of     Commissions     and 

Committees 

(a)  Assembly's  Home  Missions 

(b)  Synod's  Home  Missions 

(c)  Minister  and  His  Work 

(d)  Bible  Cause 

(e)  Educational  Institutions 

(f)  Assembly's   Minutes 

(g)  Nominations 
(h)   Resolutions 

(i)   Orphans'  Home 
Popular     Meeting     on     Orphans' 

Home 
New  and  Unfinished  Business 
Place  of  Next  Meeting 
Nominate  Moderator 
Adopt  Minutes 
Adjourn 


The   Stated   Session   of   Presbytery  convene   at   10:00  A.   M. 
on  the  third  Tuesday  in  each  quarter. 


MINUTES    OF    MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY  3 

DIRECTORY 

Rev.  A.  L.  McDuffie,  Moderator,  Summer  Meeting 
Mr.  W.  Reid  Garrison,  Moderator,  Fall  Meeting 
Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston,  Stated  Clerk  (1943) 
Rev.  W.  A.  Nicholson,  Permanent  Clerk  (1943) 
Rev.  J.  W.  Stork,  Assistant  Clerk  (1943) 
Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  General  Secretary   (1944) 
Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,   Evangelist   (1944) 
Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,   Publicity  Clerk 

TRUSTEES  OF  SCHOOLS  AND  COLLEGES 

Davidson — Elected  for  F6ur  Years  : 

1944— Mr.  R.  A.  Dunn,  Charlotte ;  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr. 

19,46— Mr.  W.  H.  Belk,  Charlotte;  Mr.  H.  W.  Moore,  Charlotte;  Mr. 
T.   S.   McPheeters,   Charlotte. 

Queens — Elected  for  Three   Years  : 

1943 — Mr.  McAlister  Carson,  Charlotte;   Mr.  James  J.  Harris,  Charlotte; 

Mr.  David  Ovens,  Charlotte;  Mr.  Ivey  W.  Stewart,  Charlotte. 
1944— Mr.  H.  J.  Allison,  Charlotte;  Mr.  Harry  L.  Dalton,  Charlotte;  Mr. 

Peter  S.  Gilchrist,  Charlotte  ;  Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet. 

1945 — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  Mr.  Hunter  Marshall, 
Charlotte. 

Trustees   of   Presbytery: 

1943— Mr.  T.  R.  Stewart,  Charlotte. 
1944 — Mr.  W.  A.  Henderson,  Monroe. 
1945— Mr.  Neill  Y.  Pharr,  Charlotte. 

Commission   on   the    Minister   and    His   Work: 

Chairman — Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer. 

1943— Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer,  Mr.  J.  W.  Thomson,  Charlotte. 
1944— Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  Mr.  Rufus  A.  Grier,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan,  Mr.  H.  B.  Patterson,  Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE    COMMITTEES 
Home    Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.   Neill   R.    McGeachy. 

1943— Rev.  J.  C.  Grier,  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley, 
Mr.  W.   Reid  Garrison,   Charlotte. 

1944— Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.,  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts, 
Mr.  C.  A.  Bland,  Wadesboro ;  Mr.  Morgan  B.  Speir,  Charlotte. 

1945— Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy,  Rev.  R.  A.  Young,  Rev.  Robert  Turner, 
Mr.  W.  H.  Belk,  Charlotte;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte. 


MINUTES    OF    MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY 


Religious   Education: 

Chairman — Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 

1943.— Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner,.  Mr.  H.  J.  Allison, 
Charlotte;    Mr.   Hunter   Marshall,   Charlotte. 

1944— Rev.  Neill   R.   McGeachy,   Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas,  Mr.  Thomas   Gra- 
ham, Charlotte;  Mr.  R.  L.  Price,  Charlotte. 

1945— Rev.    M.    B.    Prince,   Jr.,    Rev.    C.    N.    Morrison,   Dr.    E.    H.   Hand, 
Pineville;    Mr.  J.   B.   Kuykendall,   Charlotte. 

PERMANENT   COMMITTEES 

Advisory   Comniittee  to  the   General   Secretary: 

Chairman — Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr. 

1943— Rev.   J.   G.   Garth,   Rev.   John   A.   Redhead,   Jr.,   Mr.   W.   E.   Price, 

Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy,  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince.  Jr. 


Assembly's    Home   Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.  John  R.  Rosebro. 

1943— Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves,  Dr.  E.  H.  Hand,  Pineville. 

1944— Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor,  Mr.  E.  M.  Neel,  Rt.  3,  Charlotte. 

1945— Rev.  John  R.  Rosebro,  Mr.  W.  D.  Loy.  Rt.  3,  Charlotte. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr.  J.  P.  Robinson,  Charlotte. 
1943— Mr.  J.  D.  Ramsey,  Charlotte. 
1944— Mr.  H.  H.  DeArmon,  Charlotte. 
1945— Mr.  J.  P.  Robinson,  Charlotte. 

Bible  Cause: 

Chairman — Rev.  R.  F.  Boyd. 

1943— Rev.  A.  J.  Warner,  Mr.  Rufus  A.  Grier,  Rt.  3,  Charlotte. 

1944— Rev.  W.  B.  Neill,  Mr.  C.  S.  Massey,  Waxhaw. 

1945— Rev.  R.  E.  Boyd;  Mr.  J.  C.  Kuck,  Rt.  1.  Charlotte. 

Christian  Education  and  Ministerial  Relief: 

Chairman — Rev.   Holmes   Rolston. 

1943— Rev.  J.  W.  Stork,  Mr.  Edward  G.  Hayes,  Rt.  5,  Charlotte. 
1944 — Rev.  E.  R.  McAlister,  Mr.  James  W.  Armstrong,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  Holmes   Rolston;  Dr.  R.  H.  Lafferty,  Charlotte. 

Educational  Institutions: 

Chairman — Rev.   Jas.   A.   Jones. 

1943— Rev.  John  A.  .Redhead,  Jr.,  Mr.  J.  E.  McLauchlin.  Hamlet. 
1944 — Rev.   A.   J.    Warner,    Mr.    AlcAlister    Carson,   Charlotte. 
1945 — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  Mr.  George  E.  Wilson,  Charlotte. 


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MINUTES    OF    MECKLENBURG   PRESBYTERY  5 

Evangelism: 

Chairman — Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer. 

1943— Rev.  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  Mr.   Paul  R.  Sheahan,  Charlotte. 
1944— Rev.  H.  B.  Blakely,  Mr.  N.  C.  White,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer,  Mr.  Thos.  M.  Glasgow,  Charlotte. 

Examinations: 

1.  Experimental  Piety — The  Moderator. 

2.  Academic  Studies— 1943,  Rev.  H.  B.  Blakely;  1944,  Rev.  W.  R. 
Buhler;   1945,  Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson.' 

3.  Languages— 1943,  Rev.  J.  A.  Redhead;  1944,  Rev.  J.  L.  Russell;  1945, 
Rev.  A.  J.  Warner. 

4.  Natural  and  Exact  Sciences — 1943,  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones ;  1944,  Rev. 
P.  H.  Gwynn;  1945,  Rev.  P.  P.  Thrower. 

5.  Mental  and  Moral  Philosophy— 1943,  Rev.  C.  R.  Nisbet;  1944,  Rev. 
J.  S.  Nisbet;  1945,  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts. 

6.  English  Bible,  Ethics,  Logic  and  Rhetoric — 1943,  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas  ; 

1944,  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones;  1945,  Rev.  J.  W.  Stork. 

7.  Church   History— 1943,   Rev.  J.   G.   Garth;    1944,   Rev.  H.   B.   Blakely; 

1945,  Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley. 

8.  Theology— 1943,  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer,  Rev.  Gary  R.  Blain ;  1944,  Rev. 
Chas.  M.  Boyd,  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs ;  1945,  Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet, 
Rev.  R.  A.  Young. 

9.  Church  Government  and  Sacraments — 1943,  Rev.  W.  T.  Smith,  Rev. 
J.  P.  H.  McNatt;  1944,  Rev.  W.  A.  Brown,  Rev.  F.  C.  Debele ;  1945, 
Rev.  R.  F.  Boyd,  Rev.  W.  B.  Neill. 

10.     Thesis,  Exegesis  and  Popular  Lecture — 1943,  Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet;  1944, 
Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  ;  1945,  Rev.  Holmes  Rolston. 

Foreign   Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.  Geo.  P.  Stevens. 

1943— Rev.   Geo.   P.   Stevens,   Mr.   L.  S.   Boyd,   Charlotte. 

1944— Rev.  B.   F.  Yandell,  Dr.  Oren  Moore. 

1945— Rev.  D.  K.  Snyder,  Mr.  A.  S.  Cathey,  Paw  Creek. 

Nominations: 

Chairman — Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley. 

1943— Rev.    C.    D.    Whiteley,    Mr.    W.    E.    Price,    Charlotte;    Mr.    H.    J. 
Spencer,  Charlotte. 

1944— Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan;  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Dr.  Oren  Moore,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander,  Rev.  J.  W.  Stewart,  Mr.  W.  B.  Bradford, 
Charlotte, 

Orphans'  Home: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  C.  Grier. 

1943— Rev.  A.  H.  Key,  Mr.  Philip  F.  Howerton,  Charlotte. 
1944— Rev.  J.  C.  Grier,  Mr.  J.  P.  Sifford,  Albemarle. 
1945— Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy,  Mr.  J.  C.  Crowell,  Charlotte. 


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Sabbath  Observance: 

Chairman — Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw. 

1943 — Rev.  Dana  Waters,  Mr.  C.  A.  Bland,  Wadesboro. 
1944— Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw,   Mr.   E.  G.   Cochrane,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor,  Mr.  R.  L.  Willis,  Rt.  9,  Charlotte. 

Stewardship: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  G.  Garth. 

1943— Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  Rev.  S.  B.  McLean.     \      ^ 
1944 — Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves,  Dr.  Thos.  D.  Sparrow,  Charlotte. 
1945— Mr.    Herbert    C.    Alexander,    Charlotte;    Mr.    W.    H.    Abernathy, 
Charlotte. 

Synods   Home  Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.   W.    G.   Thomas. 

1943— Rev.  C.  H.  Little,  Mr.  W.  R.  Sadler,  Paw  Creek. 

1944— Rev.  A.  A.  Walker,  Mr.  L.  S.  Boyd,  Charlotte. 

1945— Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas,  Mr.  John  A.  Kirk,  Rt.  7,  Charlotte. 

Woman's   Work: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  C.  Grier. 

1943— Rev.  J.  C.  Grier,  Mr.  W.  A.  Jamison,  Charlotte. 

1944— Rev.  C.  N.  Morrison;  Mr.  G.  B.  Chapman,  Charlotte. 

1945— Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  Mr.  Robert  S.  Hutchison,  Charlotte. 

SPECIAL  COMMITTEES 
Christian   Education   Movement: 

Chairman — Mr.    McAlister   Carson.  ' 

Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts,  Mr. 
McAlister  Carson,  Charlotte ;   Dr.  Hamilton   McKay,  Charlotte. 

Defense   Service  Council: 

Chairman — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones. 

Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone. 

Location  and   Relocation  of  Churches: 

Chairman — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones. 

Rev.  Robert  Turner;  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Rev.  A.  J. 
Warner,  Rev.  R.  A.  Young,  Mr.  R.  S.  Hutchison,  Charlotte;  Mr.  E.  E. 
Jones,  Charlotte;    Mr.  W.   E.   Price,   Charlotte. 


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ROLL      OF        MINISTERS 


1.  J.  W.  Moore,  D.D. 

2.  M.  E.  Sentelle,  D.D. 

3.  G.  P.  Stevens 

4.  J.  W.  Grier      ' 

5.  R.  J.  Mcllwaine 

6.  W.  C.  McLauchlin,  D.D. 

7.  C.  H.  Little 

8.  R.  S.  Burwell,  D.D. 

9.  J.  G.  Garth 

10.  J.  W.  Stork,  D.D. 

11.  R.  H.  M.  Brown 

12.  J.  M.  Walker,  D.D. 

13.  W.  C.  Underwood 

14.  L.   H.   Query 

15.  W.   H.  Frazer,  D.D. 

16.  O.  N.  Huneycutt,  Th.D. 

17.  T.  F.  Huneycutt 

18.  M.  E.  Peabody 

19.  W.  B.  S.  Chandler 

20.  A.  A.  Walker,  D.D. 

21.  C.  C.  Beam 

22.  S.  B.  McLean 

23.  W.  H.  Johnston     , 

24.  J.  C   McGehee 

25.  C.  H.  Rowan 

26.  B.  F.  Yandell 

27.  A.  L.  McDu^e 

28.  Charles  R.  Nisbet,  D.D. 

29.  W.  C.  Copeland 

30.  J.  C.  Grier 

31.  W.   G.  Thomas 

32.  T.  R.  Alexander 

33.  A.  T.  Taylor 

34.  W.  W.  Akers,  D.D. 

35.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 

36.  H.  C.  Carmichael 

37.  W.  A.  Nicholson 

38.  W.  B.  Neill 

39.  A.  H.  Eraser    . 

40.  M.  R.  Gibson 

41.  J.  P.  H.  McNatt 

42.  C.  D.  Whiteley,  D.D. 

43.  R.  A.  Youn^,  D.D. 

44.  Chas.  M.  Boyd,  D.D. 

45.  Julian  S.  Sibley,  D.D. 


46.  A.  H.  Key 

47.  E.  V.  Wiley 

48.  Leonard  T.  Gill 

49.  Alfred  L.  Roberts 

50.  W.  L  Howell,  Jr. 
5L  Theo.  B.  Anderson 

52.  D.  K.  Snyder 

53.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  D.D. 

54.  W.  C.  C.  Foster 

55.  W.  C.  Smith 

56.  J.  C.  Neville 

57.  Ben  T.  Harrop 

58.  J.   E.   Mcjunkin 

59.  Thomas  H.  Mitchell 

60.  C.  N.  Morrison 

61.  W.  T.  Smith 

62.  Hunter  B.  Blakely,  D.D. 

63.  Jas,  A.  Jones,  D.D. 

64.  H.  L.  Reaves 

65.  A.  Julian  Warner 

66.  J.  S.  Nisbet,  D.D. 

67.  J.  L.  Russell 

68.  W.  R.  Buhler 

69.  Jno.    R.    Rosebro,    D.D. 

70.  A.  W.  Shaw 

71.  F.  R.  McAlister 

72.  Neill  R.  McGeachy 

73.  R.  H.  Stone 

74.  R.  E.  Watts 

75.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr. 

76.  Gary  R.  Blain,  D.D. 

77.  Wm.  A.  Brown 

78.  P.  H.  Gwynn,  Jr.,  Ph.D. 

79.  W.  A.  Alexander,  D.D. 

80.  E.  L.  Flanagan 

81.  L.  L.  Little,  D.D. 

82.  Paul  P.  Thrower      , 

83.  J.  L.  Griggs 

84.  Holmes  Rolston,  D.D. 

85.  Robert  F.  Boyd 

86.  Robert  Turner 

87.  Dana  Waters 

88.  F.  C.  Debele 

89.  C.  G.  McClure 


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PRESBYTERY   OF   MECKLENBURG 

Churches  Clerk  of  Session  Treasurer 

Albemarle  First J.  J.  Shoe,  O.  G.  Whitley 

1044  Pee  Dee  Ave. 

Albemarle  Second  W.  H.  Boyce  Clyde  O.  Josey 

Altan    J.  B.  Yarborough  Geo.  W.  Griffin 

Rt.  4,   Monroe  Rt.  4,  Monroe 

Amay  James Ross  Reid 

Rt.  4,  Charlotte 

Amity    J.  C.  Kuck  James  P.  Sample 

Rt.   1,  Charlotte  Rt.    2,    Charlotte 

Badin    K.  H.  Erb  S.  E.  Beck 

Banks  J.  S.  Howie  Murray  Cunningham 

Rt.  3,  Waxhaw  Rt.  3,  Waxhaw 

Benton  Heights   J.  Earl  Williams  L.  C.  Newton 

Rt.  2,  Monroe  Monroe 

Bethany    J.  T.  Rowell  W.  L.  Rape 

;    iflRt.  4,  Monroe  Rt.  4,  Monroe 

Bethel W.  J.  Knox  Miss  Mary  Boyles 

Rt.  2,  Huntersville  Rt.   1,  Davidson 

Bethlehem  T.  D.  Crowell  I.   D.   Crowell 

i      !*  iRt.  1,  Indian  Trail  Rt.  1,  Indian  Trail 

Beulah   J.  P.  Belk  J.   P.  Belk 

Rt.  1,  Monroe  Rt.  1,  Monroe 

Biscoe W.  T.  Ewing  Edgar  Maness 

''         Biscoe  Biscoe 

Brainerd D.  E.  Blue  Mrs.  J.  U.  Thrower 

East  Rockingham  East  Rockingham 

Caldwell  Memorial R.  B.  Collins  R.  K.  Walker 

339  Clement  Ave.  2010  Vail  Ave 

Camden   C.  H.  Trexler  Miss  Ethel  Hildreth 

Rt.  3,  Wadesboro  Rt.  3,  Wadesboro 

Cameronian    Charles  McLendon  C.  E.  Bethune 

Pee  Dee  Mill  No.  1  Rt.  3,  Rockingham 
Rockingham 

Camp  Greene  C.  F.  McPherson  John  S.  Neely 

Remount  Road  2049  Greene  St. 

Charlotte  Charlotte 

Candor  C.  Dowd  Page  McCauley 

Candor  ^     Candor 

Central  Steele  Creek  R.  R.  Grier  T.  M.  Blackwelder 

Rt.  3,  Charlotte  Rt.  1,  Pineville 

Charlotte  First  W.  B.  Bradford  W.  N.  Ward 

721  Hawthorne  Lane  1934  Crescent  Ave. 

Charlotte  Second    Jas.  T.  Porter  Mrs.  Jas   T.   Porter 

1207  S.  Boulevard  1207  S.  Boulevard 

Commonwealth W.  W.   Kiser  W.  H.  DeLamater 

Rt.  2,  Charlotte  1316  Greenwood  Ave. 

Community    John  Cox  Pink  Sutton 

Rockingham  Rockingham 


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PRESBYTERY        OF        MECKLENBURG 

Churches  Clerk  of  Session  Treasurer 

Cooks  Memorial  R.  F.  Dunn  W.   O.   Rozzelle 

Rt.  9,  Charlotte  Rt.  9,  Charlotte 

Cornelius  W.   C.   Blakely  Fred   McConnell 

Ellerbe J.  H.  McRae  W.  S.  McRae 

Hamlet  S.  O.  Bauersfeld  C.  M.  Pepper 

410  Entwistle  St.  303  Henderson  St. 

Hawley  Memorial  Dr.  J.  M.  Boyce  R.  M.  Walters 

Polkton  Polkton 

Hopewell  T.  W.  Stewart  J.   M.  Blythe 

Rt.   1,  Huntersville  Rt.  9,  Charlotte 

Huntersville  John  R.   Barnette  J.    M.    Blythe 

Indian    Trail    E.  J.  Stinson  Thad  Biggers 

Lee  Park  J.  B.  Wallace  J.  H.  Baker 

303  Winburn  Ave.  W.   Park  Drive 

Monroe  Monroe 

Lilesville    Ben  R.  Wall 

Locust    T.  M.  Hartsell 

Rt.  2,  Stanfield 

Macedonia    G.  McCaskill  Theo  McCaskill 

Biscoe  Candor 

Mallard   Creek   W.  B.  Bingham  H.  Y.  Galloway 

Rt.  7,   Charlotte  Rt.  7,  Charlotte 

Marshville  E.  E.  Marsh,  Sr. 

Marks  Creek  W.  A.  Wilkes  J.  D.  McRae 

Cognac  Rt.  1,  Hamlet 

Marston  A.  W.  McKay 

Matthews    G.  C.  Alexander  J.  W.   Russell 

Rt.  1,  Matthews  Matthews 

McGee  N.   C.  Long  R.  C.  Alexander 

314  N.  Hoskins  Ave.        3011  Tuckaseege  Road 

Charlotte  Charlotte 

McLean   Memorial   W.  M.  Lovin  J.  D.  McLean 

Rt.   1,   Ellerbe  Rt.   1,  Ellerbe 

Monroe  First  W.  A.  Henderson  R.  A.  Morrow 

Monroe  Monroe 

Morgan  Memorial  A.  R.  Williams  Rafe  Williams 

Rt.  2,  Stanfield  Rt.  2,  Stanfield 

Morven    W.  E.  Steagall  Robert  Hardison 

Morven  Morven 

Mt.  Carmel  Lee  Mclnnis  Willie  Mclnnis 

Rt.  1,  Ellerbe  Rt.  1,  Ellerbe 

Mt.   Gilead   R.  L.  Martin  G.  T.  McAuley 

Mt.    Gilead  Mt.    Gilead 

Mulberry L.  A.  Marshall  W.  M.  Berryhill 

Rt.  5,  Charlotte  Rt.  5,  Charlotte 

Myers  Park  A.  J.  Beall  C.  B.  Ross 

Commercial  Bank  Bldg.  2338  Roswell  Ave. 

Charlotte  Charlotte 


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PRESBYTERY   OF   MECKLENBURG 

Churches  Clerk  of  Session  Treasurer 

Nevin  J.  H.  Stewart 

Rt.  7,  Charlotte 

Newell   ,.; S.  B.  Wilson  Geo.  Caldwell 

Newell  Rt.  7.  Charlotte 

Norman  C.  E.  Martin  C.  E.  Martin 

Norman  Norman 

North  Charlotte  B.  B.  Young  John  Hinson 

810  E.  36th  St.  714  E.  37th  St. 

Charlotte  Charlotte 

Norwood J.  H.  McSwain  Miss  Virginia  Barnhart 

Norwood  Norwood 

Oakboro E.  O.  Ross 

Oakboro 

Pageland  D.  E.  Clark  Dr.  A.  T.  Munn 

Pageland,  S.  C.  Pageland,  S.  C. 

Paw  Creek  G.  A.  Todd  R.  W.   Summerville 

Paw  Creek  Rt.  6,  Charlotte 

Peachland  T.  V.  Howell 

Peachland 

Pee  Dee  J.  V.  Ussery  Mrs.  W.  C.  Ussery 

Rt.  3,  Mt.  Gilead  Rt.  3,  Mt.  Gilead 

Philadelphia  W.  M.  Junker  Clifford  McLean 

Rt.  1,  Charlotte  Rt.  1,  Charlotte 

Pineville W.  A.  Rogers  Robert  C  Hair 

Pineville  Pineville  ^ 

Plaza  C.  A.  Kirkpatrick  J.  L.  Fesperman,  Sr. 

1315  Matheson  Ave.         3108  Monroe  Road 

Charlotte  Charlotte 

Pleasant  Hill T.  F.  Carothers  C.  C.  Carothers 

Rt.   1,    Pineville  Pineville 

Providence   F.  B.  Kuykendal  ■   Oliver    Howard 

Rt.  1,  Matthews  Waxhaw 

Ramah  Jno.   G.  Caldwell  C.  D.  Bradford 

Rt.   1,  Huntersville  Rt.  1,  Huntersville 

Rehoboth    E.  J.  Simms 

Rt.  2,  Waxhaw 

Roberdell W.  T.  Wicker  W.  C  Wicker 

Roberdell  Roberdell 

Robinson  Perry  C.  Hood  Howard    Brawley 

Rt.   1,  Harrisburg  Rt.  8,  Charlotte 

Rockingham  J.  D.  Cameron  Daniel  L.  Wicker 

Rockingham  Rockingham 

Rourk  J.  C.  Watson  J.  E.  Lovin 

Rt.  3,  Rockingham  Rt.  3,  Rockingham 

St.  Andrews  B.  R.  Howell  A.  A.  Clark 

220  Bacon  Ave.  Rt.  5,  Charlotte 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

St.  Paul J.  D.  Woodside  Frank  R.  Freeman 

1801   The   Plaza  719  Central  Avenue 

Charlotte  Charlotte 


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PRESBYTERY   OF   MECKLENBURG 

Churches  Clerk  of  Session  Treasurer 

Salem   George  Timmons  Mrs.  L.  T.  Gill 

Rt.  1,  Marshville  Box  197 

Pageland,  S.  C. 

Selwyn  Avenue  ....B.  S.  Gray  Dr.  W.  P.  Weeks 

3012  Selwyn  Ave.  2217  Picardy  Place 

Charlotte  Charlotte 

Sharon  H.  B.  Hunter  Chas.   Hunter 

Rt.  2,  Charlotte  Rt.  2,  Charlotte 

Siler  Avery  Plyler  Carr   Price 

Rt.  2,  Waxhav^A  Rt.  5,  Monroe 

Six  Mile  Creek  G.  Ernest  Howey  W.  H.  Howey,  Jr. 

Lancaster,  S.  C.  Fort  Mill,  S.  C. 

Stanfield   

Steele   Creek   R.  A.  Grier  Otto  C.  Brown 

Rt.  3,  Charlotte  Rt.  3,  Charlotte 

Stephenson  .%.. Frank   Kimbrel 

Indian  Trail  * 

Sugaw  Creek  J.  P.  Robinson  Z.  V.  Kiser 

1324  Biltmore  Drive         Rt.  7,  Charlotte 
Charlotte 

Tabernacle  F.  C.  Efird  C.  C.  Moore 

Rt.  2,  Marshville  Rt.  2,  Marshville 

Tenth  Avenue  L.  S.  Boyd  A.  Reece   Pegram 

312  W.  9th  St.  2049  Greenway  Ave. 

Charlotte  Charlotte 

Thomasboro  H.   P.   Cathey  E.  G.  Davis 

322  Hovis  Circle  510  Hovis  Circle 

Charlotte  Charlotte 

Troy   C.  N.  Eckerson  C.  W.  Safrit 

Troy  Troy 

Turner   T-  C.  Richardson  D.  E.  Glenn 

Rt.  5,  Monroe  Rt.  5,  Monroe 

Unionville J.  Fred  Medlin  Paul  E.  Griffin 

Rt.  2,  Monroe  Rt.  2,  Monroe 

Wadesboro  C.  A.  Bland  Mrs.  Chase  Baughn 

West  Avenue  West  Wade  Street 

Wadesboro  Wadesboro 

Walkersville    S.  H.  McCain  H.  L.   Strawn 

Rt.  2,  Waxhaw  Rt.  2,  Waxhaw 

Waxhaw   T.  R.  Nisbet  W.  R.  Steele 

Waxhaw  Waxhaw 

West  Avenue   R.  L.  Smith  Richard  Wilkinson 

2339  Morton  St.  513  Grandin  Rd. 

Charlotte  Charlotte 

Westminster    J.  E.  McCachren  G.  D.  Aitken 

432  Lexington  Ave.  124  S.  Church  St. 

Charlotte  Charlotte 

Williams  Memorial  T.  I.  Hutchison  E.  L.  McConnell 

Rt.  9.   Charlotte  Rt.  9.  Charlotte 

Wilmore  H.  K.  Youngblood  H.  K.  Youngblood 

508  Spruce  St.  508  Spruce   St.      - 

Charlotte  Charlotte 


The  One  Hundred  Fifty-Seventh  Stated  Session 
of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery 

Paw  Creek  Church,  July  14,  1942. 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  met  in  its  One  Hundred 
Fifty-Seventh  Stated  Session  in  the  Paw  Creek  Presbyterian 
Church  at  10:00  A.  M.    The  opening  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev. 

A.  A.  Walker. 

The  retiring  Moderator,  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  preached  a  ser- 
mon from  the  text,  Mark  9:49,50.  The  court  was  constituted 
with  prayer  by  Rev.  C.  M.  Boyd. 

The  Roll — The  following  were  present  and  were  enrolled  or 
were  enrolled  during  the  meeting  of   Presbytery: 

Ministers:  J.  W.  Grier,  C.  H.  Little,  J.  G.  Garth,  J.  M.  Walker,  Q.  N. 
Huneycutt,  A.  A.   Walker,   C.   C.   Beam,   W.   H.   Johnston,   C.   H.   Rowan, 

B.  F.  Yandell,  A.  L.  McDuffie,  C.  R.  Nisbet,  W.  G.  Thomas,  A.  T.  Taylor, 
M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  W.  B.  Neill,  M.  R.  Gibson,  R.  A.  Young,  C.  M.  Boyd, 
A.  H.  Key,  E.  V.  Wiley,  L.  T.  Gill,  T.  B.  Anderson,  D.  K.  Snyder,  J.  A. 
Redhead,  Jr.,  W.  C.  Smith,  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  C.  N.  Morrison,  W.  T.  Smith, 
H.  B.  Blakely,  J.  A.  Jones,  H.  L.  Reaves,  A.  J.  Warner,  W.  R.  Buhler, 
A.  W.  Shaw,  F.  R.  McAlister,  N.  R.  McGeachy,  R.  H.  Stone,  R.  E.  Watts, 
J.  W.  Stewart,  Jr.,  W.  A.  Brown,  W.  A.  Alexander,  P.  P.  Thrower,  J.  L. 
Griggs,  R.  F.  Boyd. — 45. 

Ruling  Elders:  W.  D.  Stanford,  Amity;  J.  W.  Alexander,  Banks;  E.  B. 
Clarke,  Caldwell  Memorial;  J.  O.  Neely,  Central  Steele  Creek;  H.  C. 
Alexander,  Charlotte  First;  H.  J.  Spencer,  Charlotte  Second;  R.  L.  Willis, 
Cooks  Memorial;  E.  V.  Kerns,  Hopewell;  T.  A.  Biggers,  Indian  Trail; 
W.  S.  Monteith,  Mallard  Creek;  S.  M.  Alexander,  McGee;  W.  A.  Hender- 
son, Monroe  First;  Whiteford  Smith,  Myers  Park;  J.  M.  Russell,  Newell; 
H.  H.  Houston,  Pageland ;  G.  A.  Todd,  Paw  Creek;  J.  P.  Flow,  Phila- 
delphia; R.  B.  Johnston,  Pineville ;  J.  W.  Dewese,  Ramah ;  R.  W.  Black- 
welder,  St.  Andrews;  J.  W.  Kiser,  St.  Paul;  B.  J.  Shore,  Selwyn  Avenue; 
J.  W.  Sullivan,  Sharon;  I.  W.  Keels,  Siler ;  G.  S.  Cook,  Steele  Creek; 
J.  R.  Abernathy,  Sugaw  Creek;  J.  M.  Davenport,  Tenth  Avenue;  E.  L. 
Wingate,  Thomasboro;  J.  V.  Mullis,  Unionville ;  C.  A.  Bland,  Wadesboro; 

C.  S.  Massey,  Waxhaw;  C.  L.  McCain,  Walkersville ;  W.  P.  Summerville, 
West  Avenue ;    J.    M.   Dunlop,   Westminster. — 34. 

History  of  Paw  Creek  Church — The  history  of  Paw  Creek 
Church  was  read  by  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan.  It  was  adopted  for  print- 
ing in  the  Minutes  of  Presbytery  and  is  as  follows : 

About  a  half  mile  south  of  this  building  is  a  small  stream  flowing  in 
a  southwesterly  direction  toward  the  Catawba  River  into  which  it  empties. 
The  name  of  this  stream  is  Paw  Creek,  so  named  no  doubt  by  the 
Indians,   from    the    large    number  of   papaw    trees    growing   on    its    banks. 


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From  this  Papaw  Creek  the  neighborhood  took  its  name.  When  our  fore- 
fathers received  authority  from  Concord  Presbytery  to  organize  them- 
selves into  a  Presbyterian  Church,  it  was  natural  that  they  should  desire 
this  same  name. 

In  the  pastorate  of  the  Rev.  S.  C.  Pharr,  D.D.,  on  December  28,  1865, 
the  name  was  changed  by  vote  of  the  congregation  from  Paw  Creek  to 
Caldwell,  in  memory  of  the  Rev.  Samuel  C.  Caldwell,  first  pastor  of  the 
church.  It  was  done  by  a  majority  of  the  congregation  present.  It  is  not 
stated  that  Presbytery  was  asked  to  make  the  change.  The  name  Caldwell 
uniformly  appears  in  the  Sessional  records,  and  no  criticism  made  by  the 
Presbytery;  so  we  suppose  the  name  was  changed  according  to  law.  The 
name,  however,  was  a  misfit  and  was  changed  back  to  Paw  Creek  at  the 
fall  meeting  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  in  1882. 

The  original  territory  of  Paw  Creek  extended  from  the  Catawba  River 
on  the  west  to  Chadwick  Mill  on  the  east,  and  was  bounded  on  the  north 
by  Hopewell  and  on  the  south  by  Steele  Creek.  Within  these  bounds,  or 
on  their  borders,  are  many  other  churches  at  the  present  time  which  drew 
from  Paw  Creek  at  their  organization.  They  are  as  follows :  Moore's 
Chapel  Methodist,  Mulberry  Presbyterian,  Pleasant  Grove  Methodist, 
Cook's  Memorial  Presbyterian,  McGee  Presbyterian,  Thomasboro  Pres- 
byterian, and  Homestead  Methodist.  In  addition  Paw  Creek  gave  her 
Negro  membership  in  the  organization  of  Woodland  Presbyterian  Church, 
and  perhaps  also  to  Morning  Star  Methodist  Church,  these  latter  two 
being  Negro  churches.  Within  the  original  bounds  of  Paw  Creek,  aTe  also 
the  following  churches:  Chadwick  Methodist,  Chadwick  Baptist,  Thrift 
Methodist,  Thrift  Baptist,  and  Thomasboro  Baptist.  Paw  Creek  has  also 
helped  enrich  the  life  of  the  Presbyterian,  A.  R.  P.,  Methodist  and  other 
churches  of  Charlotte  and  Mt.  Holly  through  her  gift  of  members. 

The  early  official  records  of  the  church  have  been  lost,  and  the  only 
records  of  available  information  concerning  the  early  days  of  Paw  Creek 
are  two  brief  historical  sketches.  One  by  an  unknown  author,  and  another 
by  Mr.  T.  T.  Johnston,  an  elder  in  the  church.  This  sketch  was  dictated 
by  Mr.  Johnston  in  his   eighty-ninth  year. 

The  writer  of  the  older  sketch  says :  "In  spring  of  1807  the  people 
of  this  vicinity,  desirous  of  having  the  gospel  preached  to  them,  and 
being  remote  from  other  churches,  thought  of  erecting  a  place  of  public 
worship  in  their  own  neighborhood.  Accordingly  for  this  purpose,  a  meet- 
ing was  held  at  the  house  of  John  Hipp,  when  it  was  unanimously  re- 
solved to  send  a  petition  to  Presbytery  to  this  effect." 

This  writer  says  the  petition  was  opposed  bv  the  Presbytery,  which 
convened  at  Centre  Church  in  Iredell  County,  and  that  nothing  decidedly 
was  done  until  the  autumn  of  1810  when,  after  much  opposition,  it  was 
received  as  a  vacancy.    , 

Mr.  T.  T.  Johnston,  born  in  1790,  says  the  church  was  organized  in 
1809.  but  was  not  enrolled  by  the  Presbytery  until  1810.  The  late  Rev. 
R.  Z.  Johnston,  who  was  an  accurate  compiler  of  historical  data,  gives  the 
date  of  organization  as   1809. 

The  church  has  during  her  history  erected  three  church  buildings.  In 
1809  the  people  erected  a  small  log  structure  which  served  until  1824.  In 
the  autumn  of  1824.  the  people  decided  to  build  a  new  structure.  TBis  was 
a  large  frame  building,  which  was  dedicated  in  the  autumn  of  1826.  In  the 
sumrner  of  1881,  known  as  the  drv  year,  the  congregation  undertook  the 
erection  of  a  third  house  of  worship.  The  work  was  not  completed  that 
summer,  and  the  walls  were  injured  to  such  an  extent  during  the  winter 
following  that  it  was  necessary  to  tear  them  down.  The  work  was  begun 


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afresh,  however,  and  on  the  last  Sunday  in  March  1882  the  pastor,  Rev. 
G.  L.  Cook,  preached  the  first  sermon  in  the  new  brick  church,  which 
stood  south  of  the  site  of  the  two  former  buildings.  Jn  1927  work  was 
begun  on  an  addition  to  this  brick  church.  This  addition  consisted  of  the 
Sunday  School  Building  and  a  portico  to  the  front  of  the  church.  This 
work  was  completed  in  1928  at  a  cost  of  $14,000.00.  At  the  completion 
of  this  work  there  was  a  debt  of  $6,000.00  on  the  church.  The  congregation 
finished  the  paying  of  this  debt  in  1939 ;  and  Rev;.  C.  G.  Lynch,  a  former 
pastor,  preached  the  dedication  sermon  on  Easter  Sunday  1939. 

The  following  sons'  of  this  church  have  served  in  the  gospel  ministry : 
John  Hays  Johnston,  after  taking  two  years  in  Davidson  College  and  two 
years  in  Union  Seminary,  preached  a  few  months,  perhaps  a  year,  and  then 
gave  up  the  ministry;  Rev.  S.  L.  Cathey,  1898 — present;  Rev.  L.  C.  Camp- 
bell, 1916-1927  (Rev.  Mr.  Campbell  died  in  1927)  ;  Rev.  C.  M.  Campbell, 
1918-present ;  Rev.  W.  L.  Baker,  1921-present ;  Rev.  T.  B.  Hoover,  Jr., 
1939-present. 

The  following  is  a  roll  of  the  pastors  of  the  church :  Rev.  Samuel 
C.  Caldwell,  1809-1819;  Rev.  John  Williamson,  1819-1842;  Rev.  H.  B.  Cun- 
ningham, D.D.,  1843-1858;  Rev.  Robert  Burwell,  1858-1864;  Rev.  S.  C.  Pharr, 
D.D.,  1864-1869;  Rev.  James  S.  Barr,  1869-1872;  Rev.  Mr.  Query,  about  6 
months;  Rev.  R.  H.  Chapman,  D.D.,  1874-1877;  Rev.  Geo.  L.  Cook,  1877- 
1888;  Rev.  J.  J.  Kennedv,  1889-1892;  Rev.  W.  C.  C.  Foster,  1893-1896;  Rev. 
J.  S.  Shaw,  1896-1899;  Rev.  Geo.  L.  Cook,  1899-1906;  Mr.  Harrison,  S.  S., 
four  months;  Rev.  J.  E.  Berryhill,  1907-1913;  Rev.  C.  G.  Lynch,  1913-1918; 
Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan,  1918-1924;  Rev.  R.  P.  Walker,  D.D.,  1924-1926;  Rev. 
C.  H.  Rowan,  1926-present. 

Election  of  Moderator — Rev.  A.  L.  McDuffie,  who  was  nom- 
inated at  the  Spring-  Stated  Session,  was  elected  to  serve  as 
Moderator  at  this  meeting-  of  Presbytery. 

Report  of  Committee  on  Arrangements — Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan 
presented  the  report  of  the  Committee  on  Arrangements,  which 
was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Take  recess  at  12:30,  lunch  served  at  12:45,  reconvene  at  1:45;  follow 
the  docket  except  (1)  a  special  order  giving  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  three  minutes 
following  the  reading  of  the  communications  to  present  the  Soldier  Work, 
(2)  a  special  order  of  30  minutes,  11  :30  to  12:00  to  hear  Rev.  E.  E.  Gillespie 
in  the  interest  of  the  Emergency  Home  Mission  Advance. 

Standing  Committees — The  Moderator  appointed  the  fol- 
lowing standing  committees : 

Arrangements:   Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan  and  Mr.  G.  A.  Todd. 

Bills  and  Overtures:  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  Rev.  A.  A.  Walker,  Rev.  R.  H. 
Stone,  and   Mr.   C.  A.  Bland. 

Judicial:   Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  and  Mr.  E.  B.  Clarke. 

Records  of  Presbytery:  Rev.  C.  R.  Nisbet,  Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw,  Rev.  A. 
Julian  Warner,  and  Mr.  H.  C.  Alexander. 

Resolutions:  Rev.  R.  A.  Young,  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  and  Mr. 
H.  J.  Spencer. 


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Absences  Excused — The  following  members  were  excused 
from  attendance  on  this  meeting  of  Presbytery:  Rev.  W.  W. 
Akers,  Rev.  W.  A.  Nicholson,  and  Rev.  J.  W.  Stork. 

Overture  Received — An  overture  from  the  Caldwell  Memorial 
Church,  concerning  a  request  to  the  President  of  the  United 
States  for  the  appointment  of  a  day  of  prayer,  was  received  and 
referred  to  the  standing  committee  on  bills  and  overtures. 

Amay  James  Church  Organized — Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan,  chair- 
man of  the  commission,  reported  the  organization  of  the  Amay 
James  Presbyterian  Church.  The  report  was  received  and  ad- 
mitted to  the  record  and  the  church  Avas  enrolled  as  a  constituent 
of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery.  The  report  of  the  commission 
is  as  follows: 

Charlotte,  N.  C,  July  5,  1942. 

The  Home  Mission  Committee  met  as  a  Commission  at  the  Amay  James 
Mission  at  4  P.  M.  charged  with  the  organization  of  the  Mission  as  a 
Presbyterian  Church  to  become  a  member  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery, 
The  Commission  organized  with  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan  as  Chairman  and  Rev. 
J.  W.  Stewart,  Jr.,  as  Clerk. 

The  members  of  the  Commission  present  are,  Ministers  :  C.  H.  Rowan, 
Chairman,  J.  C.  Grier,  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  J.  M.  Walker^ 
J.  W.  Stewart  and  R.  H.  Stone;  Ruling  Elders:  W.  H.  Belk,  M.  B.  Speir, 
W.  R.  Garrison,  and  W.  E.  Price. 

Chairman  Rowan  presided  over  the  worship  service.  Rev.  J.  E.  Mc- 
junkin preached  the  sermon,  using  as  his  text  Matt.  16:13-18. 

The  Commission  received  the  following  as  members  of  the  church  by 
restatement  of  faith :  Clyde  Bryant,  Mrs.  Frances  Bryant,  Mrs.  Amay 
James,  A.  T.  James,  B.  R.  James,  Mrs.  L.  M.  McCullough,  Pauline  Mc- 
Cullough,  Lillie  Rose  McCullough,  Mrs.  Lois  Neal,  Ross  Reid,  Mrs.  Sarah 
Reid,  Julia  Reid,  Ella  Reid,  Naomi  Reid,  Mrs.  Arthur  Springs,  Ethel 
Sims,  Estelle  Truesdale,  Mary  Truesdale.  The  following  were  received  upon 
profession  of  faith,  pending  baptism  to  be  administered  at  a  convenient 
date :  John  Ross  McCullough,  Adolphus  Reid,  Jr.  The  charter  membership 
roll  is  to  be  held  open  through  July. 

These  persons  entered  into  the  covenant  required  by  the  Book  of 
Church  Order,  Chapter  6,  Paragraph  262,  at  the  organization  of  a  church. 
The  Chairman  declared  the  church  duly  organized. 

The  congregation  voted  to  proceed  with  the  election  of  officers  and 
the  following  were  duly  elected,  examined,  ordained  by  the  laying  on  of 
hands,  and  installed:  Ruling  Elders,  A.  T.  James  and  Ross  Reid;  Deacons, 
B.  R.  James  and  Clyde  Bryant. 

A  charge  was  given  Jhe  congregation,  with  special  attention  to  the 
newlv  elected  officers,  by  Rev.  J.  W.  Stewart,  Jr. 

The  congregation  voted  to  name  the  church  "The  Amay  James  Pres- 
byterian   Church." 

The  Commission  aopointed  J.  Wells  Carr  as  Moderator  of  the  Session 
until  the  next  Stated  Meeting  of  Presbyterv. 

The  minutes  were  read  and  approved.  The  Commission  was  adjourned 
and  the  benediction   pronounced  by  Chairman   Rowan. 

J.  WALTON  STEWART,  JR.,  Clerk. 


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Home  Mission  Emergency  Campaign — Rev.  E.  E.  Gillespie, 
Superintendent  of  Home  Missions  for  the  Synod  of  North  Caro- 
lina, addressed  the  Presbytery  in  the  interest  of  the  General 
Assembly's  Home  Mission  Committee's  plan  for  raising  $250,000 
per  year  for  five  years  in  a  special  campaign  beginning  this 
fall.  Presbytery  expressed  its  appreciation  for  this  address  and 
endorsed  the  campaign.  The  apportionment  of  $19,000  for  Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery  was  accepted.  The  apportioning  of  this 
amount  among  the  individual  churches  of  Presbytery  was  placed 
in  the  hands  of  the  Stewardship  Committee.  The  promotion  of 
this  campaign  was  left  in  the  hands  of  Pres1:)ytery's  Executive 
Committee  of  Home  Missions. 

Reports   of   Commissioners   to   the   General   Assembly — The 

following  Commissioners  to  the  General  Asseml^ly  reported 
their  attendance:  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Rev. 
Jas.  A.  Jones,  Rev.  D.  K.  Snyder,  Rev.  A.  J.  Warner,  and  Ruling 
Elder  Peter  S.  Gilchrist.  The  reports  were  accepted  and  the 
diligence  of  the  Commissioners  was  commended. 

Report  of  Committee  on  Sabbath  Observance — Rev.  A.  W. 
Shaw  submitted  the  report  of  the  Committee  on  Sabbath  Ob- 
servance, which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Your  Committee  on  Sabbath  Observance  would  submit  the  following 
report  : 

The  Psalmist  once  sang  the  sad  lament :  'Tf  the  foundations  be  de- 
stroyed, what  can  the  righteous  do?"  and  we  can  repeat  this  refrain  with 
reference  to  Sabbath  Observance, 

The  Lord's  Day  has  ever  been  recognized  as  one  of  the  corner  stones 
which  supports  the  temple  of  Christianity  and  today  Satan  is  trying  to 
undermine  this  foundation  that  he  may  hinder  the  progress  of  the  gospel 
by  counteracting  the  spiritual  influences  which  flow  forth  from  the  Holy 
Day,  with   his    sinful   suggestions   of   expediences. 

It  is  not  our  purpose  to  pose  as  carping  critics  of  our  fellowmen  but 
facing  facts,  from  information  and  observation,  forces  a  candid  confession 
that  the  Sabbath  is  fast  becoming  a  day  of  recreation,  of  business  transac- 
tions, and  of  social  functions  regardless  of  the  words  of  Almighty  God; 
"Remember  the  Sabbath  Day  to  keep  it  holy." 

We  call  attention  to  the  desecration  of  the  Lord's  Day  by  our  gov- 
ernment, under  the  imperative  of  war  production,  causing  numerous  in- 
dustries throughout  our  land  to  work  continuously  for  seven  days,  thus 
depriving  their  operatives  of  the  spiritual  values  of  the   Sabbath. 

We  regret  the  increasing  use  of  Sunday  afternoons  and  evenings  for 
the  openings  of  places  of  amusement  in  towns  and  cities  for  the  enter- 
tainment of  our  noble  men  in  the  service.  It  is  a  sad  commentary  on  the 
religious  life  of  our  soldiers  that  Australia  gradually  relaxed  the  restrictions 
against  Sunday  recreations  after  the  arrival  of  the  American  Expeditionary 
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We  also  note  with  concern  that  many  church  members  have  shortened 
the  Sabbath  from  twenty-four  hours  to  only  one,  this  being  the  hour 
of  morning  worship,  the  remaining  twenty-three  hours  are  used  for  per- 
sonal profit   or  pleasure. 

In  view  of  the  foregoing  facts,  we  would  make  the  following  recom- 
mendations : 

1.  That  all  ministers,  officers  and  members  set  a  good  example  of 
reverence  for  and  observance  of  the  Lord's  Day  for  the  full  twenty- 
four    hours. 

2.  That  the  use  of  the  Sabbath  for  recreation,  business,  or  enter- 
tainment be  not  only  deplored  but  definitely  disapproved. 

3.  That  all  ministers  be  urged  to  preach  a  special  sermon  on  "The 
Holiness  of  the  Sabbath." 

Respectfully  submitted, 

A.  W.  SHAW 
C.  N.  MORRISON 

Evangelism — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones  offered  a  resolution  con- 
cerning the  work  of  evangelism,  which  was  adopted  and  is  as 
follows : 

In  view  of  the  action  of  the  General  Assembly  of  1942  concerning  the 
work  of  the  Permanent  Committee  on  Evangelism,  Mecklenburg  Pres- 
bytery obligates  itself  to  contribute  $500.00  for  this  year  to  the  Assembly's 
Committee  on  Evangelism ;  and  the  Presbytery's  Committee  on  Evangelism 
is  instructed  to  devise  such  means  as  necessary  to  secure  these  funds, 
raise  them  and  forward  them  to  the  Assembly's   Permanent  Committee. 

Christian  Education  Movement — Rev.  J.  M.  Walker  made  an 
informal  report  for  the  Committee  on  the  Christian  Education 
Movement.  He  urged  the  churches  of  Presbytery  to  give  loyal 
support'  to  our  schools  and  colleges  when  the  campaign  for  funds 
is  launched.  The  report  was  received  as  information. 

Recess — Presbytery  took  recess  for  lunch  at  12:30  P.  M. 
after  prayer  by  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker. 


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Presbytery  re-convened  at  1 :45  P.  M.  and  was  opened  with 
prayer  by  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan. 

Report  on  Bills  and  Overtures — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones  presented 
the  report  of  the  Committee  on  Bills  and  Overtures,  which  was 
adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Your  Standing  Committee  on  Bills  and  Overtures  submits  the  follow- 
ing report:  One  matter  has  been  referred  to  us  for  action,  an  over- 
ture from  the  Session  of  the  Caldwell  Memorial  Church,  which  is  as 
follows  :  Whereas,  our  country  is  in  the  midst  of  war  more  universal  and 
terrible   than   the  w^orld  has   ever   experienced;   and 


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Whereas,  it  is  our  conviction  that  the  Allies  are  fighting  on  the  side 
of  the  Lord,  and  that  the  Axis  forces  are  determined  to  do  away  with 
Christianity;  therefore, 

Be  It  Resolved,  that  we  overture  the  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  in 
session  at  Paw  Creek  Presbyterian  Church,  July  14,  1942,  to  petition  the 
President  of  the  United  States  to  issue  a  Proclamation  calling  upon  the 
Christian  people  of  the  United  States  to  assemble  in  their  houses  of 
worship  once  a  month  to  pray  Almighty  God  to  send  victory  to  our 
armed  forces  in  the  present  struggle,  and  to  establish  peace  following  the 
war,  a  peace  established  in  justice  and  righteousness. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

CHAS.  R.  NISBET,  Moderator. 
R.  B.  COLLINS,  Clerk  of  Session. 

Your  Committee  heartily  agrees  with  the  obvious  intention  of  the 
communication,  which  is  to  emphasize  again  the  need  of  prayer  by  and 
for  our  nation.  In  view  of  actions  recently  taken  by  the  Assembly  and 
other  courts  of  our  Church  concerning  the  petitioning  of  the  President 
to  call  our  people  to  seasons  of  prayer,  we  suggest  that  the  overture  be 
answered   as   follows : 

The  Stated  Clerk  of  the  Presbytery  is  instructed  to  communicate 
to  the  President  of  the  United  States  our  petition  that  he  shall  call  our 
whole  nation  to  prayer  and  repentance  before  God,  beseeching  Him 
to  speed  the  day  of  His  peace  and  righteousness. 

JAS.  A.  JONES. 
C.  A.  BLAND 
A.  A.  WALKER 
R.  H.  STONE 

Advisory  Coininittee'— Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  sub- 
mitted a  report  for  the  Advisory  Committee  to  the  Executive 
Secretary,  urging^  all  churches  of  the  Presbytery  to  pay  the 
amounts  apportioned  to  them  for  Home  Missions,  and  recom- 
mending that  the  official  title  of  Presbytery's  Executive  Secre- 
tary be  changed  to  the  General  Secretary  of  Mecklenburg  Pres- 
bytery. The  report  with  its  recommendation  was  adopted. 

Young  People's  Conferences — Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas  gave  a 
brief  report  on  the  Pioneer  and  Senior  Conferences  recently  held 
at  Cheraw,  S.  C.  The  report  was  received  as  information,  and 
Mr.  Thomas  was  given  a  vote  of  thanks  for  his  fine  work  in 
connection  with  these  conferences. 

Christian  Education — Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston  submitted  the 
report  of  the  Committee  on  Christian  Education  and  Ministerial 
Relief.  The  report  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

We  now  have  seventeen  candidates  for  the  ministry  on  our  roll: 
Harry  Franklin  Barnett,  William  Howard  Boyd,  Jack  Delmar  Fesperman, 
Paul  Brown  Fry,  Edgar  Cephus  Goodwin,  Andrew  Ausker  Hill,  Carl  Gordon 
Howie,  James  Harold  Knox,  Samuel  Jefferson  McElroy,  Joseph  Hamilton 


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McLesk.v,  Jack  Thomas  Moore,  Oren  Moore.  Jr.,  John  Chester  Morrison, 
Edward  Henderson  Overcash,  Scott  McNair  Poole,  Frederick  Clyde  Pratt, 
Homer   Ashley   Spencer. 

There  are  two  candidates  for  medical  missions  :  John  Knox  Wilson, 
Robert  Manton  Wilson,  Jr. 

We  have  one  woman  under  our  care  at  the  Assembly's  Training  School : 
Mary  Elizabeth  Rea. 

We  have  licensed  two  of  our  candidates  durino-  the  past  year  and  have 
dismissed  them  to  other  Presbyteries  :  Alfred  Lyon  Bixler  to  St.  John's 
Presbytery  and  Chalmers  Utley  Hatch  to  Fort  Worth  Presbytery. 

We  have  transferred  two  of  our  candidates  to  the  care  of  other 
Presbyteries :  Charles  Richman  Bixler  to  Kings  Mountain  and  William 
Monroe  Wicker  to  Wilmington. 

Thirteen  of  these  candidates  received  financial  aid  from  the  Assembly's 
Executive  Committee  of  Christian  Education  in  the  sum  of  $1004.  Four 
candidates    received    aid    from    the    Alexander    Fund    in    the    sum    of   $175. 

We  regret  to  report  that  five  of  our  candidates  have  discontinued  their 
preparation  for  the  ministry  without  communicating  to  Presbytery  any 
expression  of  their  purpose  for  the  future :  Paul  Brown  Fry,  Andrew 
Ausker  Hill,  James  Harold  Knox,  Samuel  Jefiferson  McElroy,  John  Chester 
Morrison. 

There  are  six  retired  ministers  on  our  roll :  Rev.  W.  B.  S.  Chandler, 
Rev.  W.  C.  C.  Foster.  Rev.  R.  J.  Mcllwaine,  Rev.  M.  E.  Peabody,  Rev. 
L.  H.  Query,  Rev.  W.  C.  Underwood,  who  have  received,  aid  from  the 
Ministerial  Relief  Fund  in  the  sum  of  $2,885. 

There  are  seven  widows  on  the  roll :  Mrs.  Isabel  Sterrett  Anderson, 
Mrs.  Joseph  Edgar  Berryhill,  Mrs.  Reilma  Sanders  Caldwell,  Mrs.  Elinor 
Smith  Caligan,  Mrs.  Allie  Walker  Cochran,  Mrs.  Mary  Bills  Gurney,  Mrs. 
Mary  Torrance  Moore,  who  have  received  aid  in  the  sum  of  $1,560. 

We  have  one  orphan.  Miss  Elise  Hardin,  who  has  received  $156. 

The  amounts  received  bv  those  under  the  care  of  our  Presbytery  are  : 
Christian  Education  $1,004,  Ministerial  Relief  $4,601,  total  $5,605. 

The  churches  and  other  organizations  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery 
have  sent  contributions  to  the  Executive  Committee  of  Christian  Education 
and  Ministerial  Relief  totaling  $8,417.95,  showincr  an  excess  of  $2,812.95 
in  contributions  over  the  benefits  received  from  the  Executive  Committee. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

W.  H.  JOHNSON,  Chairman. 

A  resolution  was  offered  and  adopted  directing-  the  Chairman 
of  Presbytery's  Committee  on  Christian  Education  to  write  each 
candidate  under  our  care  asking  definitely  that  the}-  state  their 
purpose  relative  to  continuing  imder  care  of  Presbyterv  as 
candidates  for  the  gospel  ministry. 

Religious  Education — Rev.  R.  A.  Young  presented  the  report 
of  Presbytery's  Executive  Committee  of  Religious  Education. 
In  connection  with  his  report  Dr.  Young  presented  Dr.  E.  D. 
Grant  of  the  Assembly's  Executive  Committee  of  Religious 
Education,  who  spoke  most  interestingly  of  the  United  Religious 


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Education  Advance.  A  rising  vote  of  thanks  was  given  Dr.  Grant 
for  his  splendid  address.  After  a  season  of  prayer  in  behalf  of 
the  Religious  Education  Advance,  the  report  of  the  committee 
was  adopted  and  is  as  follows  : 

As  to  organization,  the  following  have  been  appointed  Chairmen  of  the 
several  sub-committees  : 

Leadership  Training Dr.  R.  H.  Lafferty 

Sunday   School   Extension Rev.   Q.   N.   Huneycutt 

Adult  Education Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy 

Young  Peoples'  Work Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas 

Children's  Work Rev.  R.  H.  Stone 

Bible  in  Public  Schools Rev.  A.  J.  Warner 

As  to  activities,  your  committee  has  endeavored  to  respond  to  every 
request  from  every  pastor,  congregation,  Sunday  School  and  Young  People's 
organization.  A  Leadership  Training  School  was  held  in  the  First 
Presbyterian  Church,  Charlotte,  last  October  13-18  with  an  attendance 
of  312  and  certificates  granted  to  102.  A  Religious  Education  Conference 
was  held,  also,  in  the  First  Presbyterian  Church,  Charlotte,  on  April 
12th.  About  30  of  our  congregations  were  represented.  Under  the  leader- 
ship of  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  three  Bible  School  Institutes  were  held  with  75 
in  attendance.  Already  during  this  vacation  period  65  Bible  Schools  have 
been  held  and  other  congregations  are  expected  to  hold  school.  Under 
the  direction  of  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas  both  Pioneer  camp  and  Senior 
Young  Peoples'  conference  have  been  held  with  154  in  attendance  at  the 
camp  and  149  at  the  conference.  In  addition,  letters  and  much  material  in 
the  form  of  pamphlets  have  gone  into  the  hands  of  pastors,  superintendents, 
secretaries  of  Religious  Education  and  other  interested  workers  both 
from  your  Chairman,  your  General  Secretary,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  and  the 
Assembly's  Executive  Committee  of  Religious  Education.  For  direction 
and  blessing  in  all  these  activities  we  give  grateful  thanks  unto  God  whom 
we  acknowledge  to  be  our  sufficient  Strength  and  infallible  Teacher. 

Your  Committee  wishes  to  declare  itself  in  full  sympathy  with  the 
four-year  program  of  United  Religious  Education  Advance  as  approved 
by  our  General  Assembly  and  being  promoted  by  the  Assembly's  Executive 
Committee  of  Religious  Education.  Further,  your  General  Secretary, 
Chairman,  Sub-Chairmen  and  Committ-ee  members  wish  to  offer  our 
services  to  any  group  or  congregation  to  any  and  every  extent  possible 
consistent  with  our  other  duties  in  order  to  help  to  the  fullest  extent  the 
promotion  of  the  program  being  proposed  by  this  Religious  E^ducation 
Advance. 

In  order  that  this  great  movement  of  our  denomination  may  be 
adequately  and  energetically  promoted,  we  respectfully  offer  the  following 
resolutions  for  your  consideration  and  adoption : 

1st,  That  this  presbytery  give  its  approval  to  the  purposes  and  program 
of  the  United  Religious  Education  Advance. 

2nd  That  every  pastor  and  session  appoint  a  Planning  Committee 
for  the  purpose  of  surveying  the  several  areas  of  need  and  promoting  the 
suggested  programs. 

3rd,  That  the  Advance  material  be  studied  by  every  pastor  and  session, 
placed  in  the  hands  of  all  congregational  leaders,  that  the  Planning 
Committee   be   asked   to   hold   an   emphasized   meeting  with   all   leaders  of 


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the  several  departments  of  activity,  at  which  meeting  the  program  shall 
be  thoroughly  presented  and  discussed  with  reference  to  local  requirements 
and  opportunities. 

4th,  That  thorough  preparation  be  made  for  Religious  Education  Week, 
September  27-October  4,  1942,  and  that  the  program  for  the  week  be 
followed  as  closely  and  efficiently  as  possible. 

5th,  That  Leadership  Training  classes  and  Daily  Vacation  Bible  Schools 
be  held  in  every  congregation  where  it  is  possible.  Also  that  every  pastor 
look  into  the  possibility  of  having  the  Bible  taught  in  the  Public  Schools 
located  in  their  field  of  labors. 

6th,  That  this  Presbytery  devote  the  closing  period  to  prayer,  asking 
among  other  petitions  that  the  truth  of  God  may  be  persuasively  presented, 
by  the  aid  of  the  Holy  Spirit,  in  all  the  areas  of  our  labor,  and  that 
we  may  have  the  privilege  of  witnessing  the  prevailing  power  of  the 
Truth  making  men  free   here  and  everywhere. 

7th,  That  this  Presbytery  give  a  rising  vote  of  thanks  to  Dr.  Edward 
D.  Grant  for  the  heart-searching  and  challenging  message  just  delivered 
to  us. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

R.  A.  YOUNG,  Chairman. 

Change  of  Standing  Rule— A  resolution  was  offered  pro- 
viding- for  a  change  in  the  pay  of  the  Permanent  Clerk  and  the 
Assistant  Clerk  from  fifteen  dollars  to  twenty  dollars  per  year, 
to  be  paid,  five  dollars  for  each  of  the  four  stated  meetings. 
This  resolution  was  placed  on  the  docket  for  action  at  the  next 
stated  meeting,  October  20,  1942. 

Reception  of  a  Licentiate — Mr.  Dana  C.  Waters,  a  licentiate 
of  Atlanta  Presbytery,  presented  his  certificate  of  dismissal  and 
transfer  to  our  Presbytery.  He  was  received  and  Presbytery 
proceeded  to  his  examination  for  ordination.  The  examination 
in  all  academic  subjects  was  dispensed  with  in  view  of  the 
fact  that  he  came  as  a  licentiate  under  the  "extraordinary 
clause,"  because  he  had  not  had  a  formal  college  education.  All 
the  other  examinations  required  by  the  Book  of  Church  Order 
in  such  cases  were  sustained  as  satisfactory.  Mr.  Waters 
preached  a  sermon  on  the  subject,  "Thoroughness  In  Christian 
Living,"  which  was  sustained  as  satisfactory  part  of  trial. 

The   following  commission    was   appointed   to   complete   the 

ordination  of  Mr.  Waters  and  install  him  as  pastor  of  the  Oak- 

boro  and  Locust  Churches  on  July  29,  1942  at  8:30  P.  M. : 

Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs,  Chairman,  to  preside,  preach  the  sermon  and 
propound  the  constitutional  questions ;  Rev.  Roy  E.  Watts  to  charge 
the  congregation;  ,Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  to  charge  the  pastor;  Rev.  T.  F. 
Huneycutt,  alternate  to  any  of  the  ministers ;  "Ruling  Elders  J.  A.  Little 
and  H.  P.  Efird. 

Calls  from  the  Oakboro  and  Locust  Churches  for  the  pastoral 
services  of  Mr.  Waters  were  presented  to  Presbytery  with  the 


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approval  of  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  and 
were  referred  to  the  commission  appointed  to  conclude  the 
matter. 

Reception  of  a  Minister — Rev.  Robert  Turner  presented  a 
certificate  of  membership  and  transfer  from  Concord  Presby- 
tery and  applied  for  admission  into  the  membership  of  our  Pres- 
bytery. After  the  usual  examinations,  which  were  sustained  as 
satisfactory,  he  was  enrolled  as  a  member  of  Mecklenburg  Pres- 
bytery upon  signing  the  obligations  required  of  its  ministers  by 
the  Presbytery. 

A  call  from  the  Monroe  First  Church  for  the  pastoral  services 

of  Rev.  Robert  Turner  was  approved  to  the  Presbytery  by  the 

Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  and  was  placed  in 

his  hands.  He  signified  his  purpose  to  accept  the  call  and  the 

following  commission  was  appointed  to  install  him  in  the  Monroe 

pastorate  on  the  first  Sunday  in  September,  1942: 

Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy  to  preside  and  propound  the  constitutional 
questions,  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones  to  preach  the  sermon,  Rev.  H.  B.  Blakely 
to  charge  the  congregation,  Ruling  Elder  W.  E.  Price'  to  charge  the 
pastor;  alternates,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  and  Ruling  Elder  W.  A.  Henderson. 

Records  of  Presbytery — Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet  presented  the 
report  of  the  Standing  Committee  on  Records  of  Presbytery, 
which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

We  have  had  submitted  to  us  the  following  records  :  Minutes  of  155th 
Stated  Session,  Huntersville  Church,  January  20.  1942;  Called  Meeting. 
Charlotte  First  Church,  March  10,  1942;  156th  Stated  Session,  Myers 
Park  Church,  April  21,  1942;  Adjourned  Meeting,  Charlotte  First  Church, 
May  14,  1942. 

Your  committee  has  not  had  time  to  read  carefully  all  this  material, 
but  from  a  hurried  examination  we  are  struck  with  the  neatness  and  clarity 
of  the  record  as  made  by  the  Stated  Clerk  and  would  recommend  that 
Presbytery  commend  our  clerks  for  the  efficiency  of  their  work. 

We  would  further  recommend  that  the  Stated  Clerk  include  in  the 
printed  minutes  a  list  of  Clerks  of  Session  and  Church  Treasurers. 

We  would  further  recommend  the  adoption  of  the  printed  minutes  as 
the  official  record  of  the  Presbytery. 

CHARLES    R.    NISBET,    Chairman 
H.  C.  ALEXANDER. 
A.  JULIAN  WARNER. 

Commission    on    the    Minister    and    His    Work — Mr.    H.    J. 

Spencer  presented  the  report  of  the  Commission  on  the  Minister 
and  His  Work,  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows: 

To  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  in  session  at  Paw  Creek  Church,  oif  Tuesday, 
July  14th,  1942. 

Since  the  last  regular  meeting  of  Presbytery  your  Commission  on 
The  Minister  and  His  Work  has  held  four  meetings.     The  Commission  as 


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constituted  at  present  consists  of  Dr.  Wm.  H.  Frazer,  Chairman,  Dr. 
Charles  R.  Nisbet,  Dr.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  J.  W,m.  Thomson,  Rufus 
A.  Grier  and  H.  J.  Spencer,  Secretary. 

Calls  of  Locust  and  Oakboro  Churches  for  the  pastoral  services  of  Mr. 
Dana  Waters,  a  graduate  of  Columbia  Seminary,  have  been  received,  found 
in  order  and  are  herewith  presented  to  Presbytery. 

Approval  has  been  given  to  Monroe  Church  of  the  call  to  Rev.  Robert 
Turner  of  Concord  Presbytery.  This  call  has  been  issued  and  is  approved 
and  is  nov^  submitted. 

Approval  has  been  given  Selwyn  Avenue  Church  of  their  employment 
of  Dr.  J.  M.  Gettys  as  Stated  Supply  for  another  six  months  period,  until 
the  January  meeting  of  Presbytery.  The  Commission  expresses  its  earnest 
hope  that  this  church  may  secure  a  Pastor  by  that  time. 

This  Commission  has  had  special  oversight  of  and  interest  in  Common- 
wealth Church.  This  church  is  still  under  the  original -jurisdiction  of  the 
Commission.  At  the  request  of  the  Commission,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  has 
been  preaching  there  each  Sunday  or  securing  a  substitute  minister  when 
he  cannot  be  there  himself.  A  Committee  from  Commonwealth  Church 
has  been  actively  engaged  in  seeking  a  Pastor  and  the  Commission  has 
held  one  meeting  with  that  Committee. 

Our   Minute   Book  is   herewith  submitted. 

Respectfully   submitted, 

H.  J.  SPENCER,  Secretary. 

Installation  of  Pastor — Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  presented  the  report 
of   the   commission   appointed   to   install   Rev.   W.   T.    Smith   as, 
pastor  of  Newell  and  Nevin  churches.  The  report  was  admitted 
to  record  and  is  as  follows : 

The  following  members  of  the  commission  appointed  to  install  Rev. 
W.  T.  Smith  at  Newell  and  Nevin  Presbyterian  Churches  on  May  3,  1942, 
met  during  the  service  at  Newell  after  a  sermon  had  been  preached  by 
Rev.  R.  H.  Stone :  Rev.  W.  B.  Neill,  Chairman,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  and 
Ruling  Elder  Thomas  M.  Glasgow,  who  opened  the  meeting  with  prayer. 
Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  was  chosen  to  be  clerk  of  the  commission.  Rev.  W.  B. 
Neill  presided  over  the  worship  service  and  then  over  the  installation 
service.  He  propounded  the  constitutional  questions  and  gave  the  charge 
to  the  pastor.  Mr.  Glasgow  delivered  the  charge  to  the  congregation. 
The  members  of  the  church  came  forward  and  welcomed  their  new  pastor. 
After  the  benediction  the  commission  reviewed  and  approved  its  minutes. 
The   meeting  was   closed  with  prayer. 

The  commission  reconvened  in  the  Nevin  Presbyterian  Church  at 
4:30  P.  M.  and  was  opened  with  prayer.  The  following  were  present: 
Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Rev.  Joseph  L.  Griggs  and  Ruling  Elder  Thomas  M. 
Glasgow.  After  the  worship  service  Mr.  Griggs  preached  on  the  subject, 
"Builders  With  God."  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince  presided  and  propounded  the 
constitutional  questions.  Rev.  W.  T.  Smith  was  declared  pastor  of  the 
church.  The  charge  to  the  pastor  was  given  by  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince.  The 
charge  to  the  congregation  was  given  by  Ruling  Elder  T.  M.  Glasgow. 
The  service  was  closed  with  the  benediction  by  the  new  pastor.  The 
commission  met  in  one  of  the  Sunday  School  rooms,  approved  its  minutes 
and  was  closed  with  prayer  by  Mr.  T.  M.  Glasgow. 

W.  B.  NEILL,  Chairman. 


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Resolution  of  Thanks — Rev.  R.  A.  Youn^  presented  the  report 
of  the  Standing  Committee  on  Resolutions,  which  was  adopted 
and  is  as  follows : 

The  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  meeting  in  its  157th  Stated  Session  at 
Paw  Creek  Church  on  July  14,  1942  expresses  to  the  minister,  officers  and 
members  of  this  church  its  grateful  appreciation  for  the  gracious  hospi- 
tality extended  on  this  happy  occasion.  We  pray  God's  richest  blessing 
upon  you  all. 

R.  A.  YOUNG 

J.  A.  REDHEAD,  JR. 

H.   J.    SPENCER. 

Report  on  Citation — Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston  reported  that  in 
obedience  to  Presbytery's  order  Rev.  H.  C.  Carmichael  and  the 
Bethlehem  and  Midland  churches  had  been  cited  to  appear  be- 
fore Presbytery  and  show  cause  why  the  pastoral  relationship 
once  existing  between  them  should  not  he  declared  dissolved. 
Both  the  minister  and  the  churches  agreed  that  as  a  matter 
of  fact  the  pastoral  relationship  had  long  ago  ceased  to  exist 
and  that  there  could  be  no  reasonable  objection  to  the  formal 
declaration  of  that  dissolution.  Presbytery  therefore  declared  the 
said  pastoral  relationship  dissolved  as  of  March  31,  1937. 

Place  of  Next  Meeting — The  Moderator  and  the  Stated  Clerk 
were  authorized  to  determine  the  place  of  meeting  for  the  next 
Stated  Session  of  Presbytery, 

Nomination  of  Moderator — Ruling  Elder  W.  Reid  Garrison 
of  the  Sugaw  Creek  Church  was  nominated  for  Moderator  of 
the  next  Stated  Meeting  of  Presbytery. 

Session  of  Amay  James  Church — On  motion  of  Rev.  C.  H. 
Rowan  Presbytery  appointed  Rev.  Jawells  Carr  to  act  as  Mod- 
erator of  the  Session  of  the  Amay  James  Church  until  the  next 
meeting  of  Presbytery. 

Adoption  of  Minutes — The  minutes  of  this  session  of  Presby- 
tery were  read  and  adopted. 

Adjournment — After  the  closing  prayer  ofifered  by  Rev.  R.  H. 
Stone,  Presbyterv  adjourned  to  meet  in  the  next  Stated  Session 
at  10:00  A.  M.,  on  October  20,  1942. 

A.  L.  McDUFFIE,  Moderator. 

B.  F.  YANDELL,  Acting  Permanent  Clerk. 
A.  JULIAN  WARNER,  Acting  Assistant  Clerk. 
W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk. 


Called  Meeting  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery 

^  Queens  College,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

September  9,  1942. 

By  permission  of  the  Synod  of  North  Carolina  the  Presby- 
tery of  Mecklenburg-  was  called  to  meet  at  5  :00  P.  M.,  Wednes- 
day, September  9.  1942,  to  receive  a  candidate  for  the  ministry. 

Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley,  the  last  moderator  present,  called  the 
court  to  order.  The  opening  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev.  Q.  N. 
Huneycutt. 

The  Roll — ^The  following  were  present  and  were  enrolled  or 
were  enrolled  during  the  session : 

Ministers:  C.  D.  Whiteley,  W.  H.  Johnston,  J.  W.  Stork,  J.  M.  Walker, 
Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  Holmes  Rolston,  Robert  Turner,  B.  F. 
Yandell,  W.  B.  Neill,  C.  M.  Boyd,  F.  R.  McAlister,  C.  N.  Morrison,  P.  P. 
Thrower,  W.  A.  Alexander,  W.  I.  Howell,  W.  W.  Akers,  A.  J.  Warner, 
H.  L.  Reaves,  C.  H.  Rowan,  J.  C.  Grier,  L.  T.  Gill,  Dana  Waters,  J.  L. 
Griggs,  J.  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  C.  R.  Blain,  J.  S.  Sibley,  J.  L.  Russell,  Jas. 
A.  Jones,  N.  R.  McGeachy,  E.  V.  Wiley,  W.  A.  Brown,  R.  A.  Young,  R.  H. 
Stone,   J.    G.    Garth,    M.    R.    Gibson.— 36. 

Ruling  Elders:  G.  M.  Rose,  Charlotte  First;  C.  S.  Massey,  Waxhaw ; 
W.  A.  Henderson,  Monroe  First;  J.  D.  Woodside,  St.  Paul. — 4. 

Mr.  Olin  Marsh  Whitener,  a  mem1:)er  of  the  Monroe  First 
Church,  presented  himself  as  an  applicant  to  be  received  under 
the  care  of  Presbytery  as  a  candidate  for  the  gospel  ministry. 
Presbytery's  Permanent  Committee  on  Christian  Education  was 
not  ready  to  make  its  report  on  the  application,  and  Presbytery 
adjourned  to  meet  immediately  after  lunch  Thursday. 

The  serious  illness  of  Rev.  S.  B.  McLean  was  reported  to 
Presbytery;  and  the  closing  prayer,  led  by  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan, 
offered  special  petition  for  his  recovery. 

Thursday, 
September  10,  1942. 

Presbytery  met  at  1 :30  P.  M.  and  was  called  to  order  by 
Rev.  E.  V.  Wiley,  the  last  moderator  present.  The  opening  prayer 
was  offered  by  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 

The  Committee  on  Christian  Education  presented  Mr.  Olin 
Marsh  Whitener  with  the  approval  of  his  credentials  and  the 
recommendation  that  he  be  examined  with  a  view  to  his  being 
received  imder  the  care  of  Presbytery  as  a  candidate  for  the 
ministrv. 


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The  examination  on  experimental  religion  and  motives  for 
seeking  the  ministry  was  sustained  as  satisfactory.  He  was 
received  as  a  candidate  under  the  extraordinary  clause,  because 
he  had  not  completed  his  college  education,  and  Columbia  Theo- 
logical Seminary  was  requested  to  receive  him  as  such.  He  was 
also  commended  to  the  Assembly's  Executive  Committee  of 
Christian  Education  for  a  loan,  if  needed. 

'  The  constitutional  questions  were  propounded  by  the  mod- 
erator and  answered  satisfactorily  by  Mr.  Whitener.  The  charge 
was  given  by  the  moderator,  who  also  led  the  prayer;  and  Mr. 
Whitener  was  enrolled  as  one  of  our  candidates  for  the  ministry. 

The  minutes  for  this  session  were  read  and  adopted. 

Presbytery  adjourned  with  prayer  led  by  Rev.  W.  A. 
Alexander. 

E.  V.  WILEY,  Moderator. 

J.  W.  STORK,  Assistant  Clerk. 

W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk. 


The  One  Hundred  Fifty-Eighth  Stated  Session 
of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery 

Mallard  Creek  Church 
October  20,   1942 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg-  met  in  its  One  Hundred 
Fifty-eighth  Stated  Session  in  the  Mallard  Creek  Presbyterian 
Church  at  10:00  A.  M.,  Tuesday,  October  20,  1942,  and  was 
called  to  order  by  the  Moderator,  Rev.  A.  L.  McDuffie.  The 
opening  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy ;  after 
which  the  Moderator  preached  a  sermon  from  the  text.  T  Thessa- 
lonians  4:13. 

The  Communion  of  the  Lord's  Suj^per  was  administered  by 
Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy  and  Rev.  Holmes  Rolston,  who  were 
assisted  by  a  group  of  Ruling  Elders  selected  by  the  pastor  of 
the  host  church. 

The  history  of  Mallard  Creek  Church  was  read  by  Mrs.  W. 
T.  Alexander  and  was  received  as  information. 

The  Roll — The  following  were  present  and  were  enrolled 
or  were  enrolled  during  the  meeting : 

Ministers:  Geo.  P.  Stevens,  J.  W.  Grier,  C.  H.  Little,  J.  M.  Walker, 
W.  C.  Underwood,  W.  H.  Frazer,  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  T.  F.  Huneycutt,  C.  C. 
Beam,  W.  H.  Johnston,  C.  H.  Rowan,  B.  F.  Yandell,  A.  L.  McDuffie,  C.  R. 
Nisbet,  J.  C.  Grier,  W.  G.  Thomas,  A.  T.  Tavlor,  W.  W.  Akers,  M.  B. 
Prince,  Jr.,  W.  B.  Neill,  M.  R.  Gibson,  C.  D.  Whiteley,  R.  A.  Young,  C. 
M.  Boyd,  J.  S.  Sibley,  A.  H.  Key,  E.  V.  Wiley,  T.  B.  Anderson,  D.  K. 
Snyder,  J.  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  C.  N.  Morrison,  W.  T.  Smith, 
Jas.  A.  Jones,  H.  L.  Reaves,  A.  J.  Warner,  J.  L.  Russell,  W.  R.  Buhler, 
Jno.  R.  Rosebro,  A.  W.  Shaw,  F.  R. .  McAlister,  N.  R.  McGeachy,  R.  H. 
Stone,  R.  E.  Watts,  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.,  Wm.  A.  Brown,  P.  H.  Gwynn, 
Jr.,  W.  A.  Alexander,  Paul  P.  Thrower,  J.  L.  Griggs,  Holmes  Rolston, 
Robert  F.  Boyd,  Robert  Turner,  Dana  Waters,  F.  C.  Debele,  Jr.,  C.  G. 
McClure. — 56. 

Ruling  Elders:  J.  C.  Kuck,  Amity;  F.  L.  Greenlee,  Badin ;  H.  G.  Tor- 
rence.  Bethel;  S.  J.  Harris,  Caldwell  Aiemorial;  W.  B.  Bradford,  Charlotte 
First;  W.  B.  Hutchison,  Charlotte  Second;  R.  L.  Willis,  Cooks  M'emorial ; 
iT.  M.  Hartsell,  Locust;  C.  W.  Allred,  Macedonia;  F.  A.  Cochrane,  Mallard 
Creek;  J.  C.  Deane.  Marshville;  T.  N.  Reid,  M.D.,  Matthews;  W.  O. 
Johnston,  McGee;  W.  R.  Kirkman,  Monroe  First;  C.  C.  McKinnon,  Mt. 
Gilead;  D.  P.  Rhyne,  Mulberry;  E.  E.  Jones,  Myers  Park;  S.  G.  McLellan, 
North  Charlotte;  F.  A.  Wentz,  Norwood;  E.  O.  Ross,  Oakboro ;  J.  P. 
Flowe,  Philadelphia;  W.  A.  Rogers,  Pineville ;  L.  M.  Rea,  Providence; 
W.  C.  Flowers,  Robinson;  J.  W.  Kiser,  St.  Paul;  B.  J.  Shore,  Selwyn 
Avenue;  H.  R.  Kirkpatrick,  Sharon;  W.  L.  Byrum,  Steefe  Creek;  R.  R. 
Grier,    Central    Steele    Creek;    W.    Reid    Garrison,    Sugaw    Creek;    H.    E. 


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Garrison,  Tenth  Avenue;  W.  S.  Biggers,  Thomasboro ;  C.  A.  Bland, 
Wadesboro;  R.  J.  Belk,  Waxhaw ;  W.  A.  Jamison,  West  Avenue;  J.  D. 
Campbell,  Westminster;  W.  P.  Costner,  Wilmore. — 37. 

Visiting  Brethren — The  following-  were  introduced  to  Pres- 
bytery and  invited  to  sit  with  us  as  visiting-  brethren : 

Rev.  W.  L.  Baker,  Kings  Mountain  Presbytery;  Rev.  F.  C.  Debele, 
Jr.,  Kings  Mountain  Presbytery;  Rev.  C.  G.  McClure,  New  Orleans  Pres- 
Ijytery.  ^ 

Election  of  Moderator — Ruling  Elder  W.  Reid  Garrison,  who 
was  nominated  at  the  last  stated  session,  was  unanimously 
elected   to   serve   as   moderator. 

Report  of  Committee  on  Arrangements — Rev.  C.  N.  Morrison 
presented  the  report  of  the  Committee  on  Arrangements,  which 
was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

1.  That  the  printed  docket  be  followed. 

2.  That  Presbytery  take  recess  for  lunch  at  12:45  and  reconvene  at 
2   o'clock. 

3.  That  the  first  order  of  the  day  after  lunch  be  a  popular  meeting 
on  Orphans'  Home.  And  that  Presbytery  hear  Mr.  Joseph  B. 
Johnston  at  that  time. 

4.  That  Naval  Procurement  Officer,  O.  Y.  Kirkpatrick  be  given  ten 
minutes  just  before  lunch  to  present  the  need  for  Navy  Chaplains. 

C.  N.  MORRISON,  Chairman. 

Appointment  of  Standing  Committees — The  Moderator  ap- 
pointed the  following  Standing  Committees : 

Bills  and  Overtures:  Rev.  A.  L.  McDuffie,  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  Rev. 
J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  Mr.  N.  C.  White. 

Judicial:  Rev.  J.  W.  Grier,  Rev.  C.  R.  Nisbet,  Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander, 
Mr.    S.    J.    Harris. 

Minutes  of  the  General  Assembly:  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas,  Rev.  A.  J. 
Warner,  Mr.  H.  E.  Garrison. 

Resolutions:    Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy,  Mr.  J.  C.  Kuck. 

Communications — The  Stated  Clerk  read  various  communica- 
tions:  reports  from  schools,  colleges,  orphans'  home,  agencies 
of  the  General  Assembly  and  from  the  Stated  Clerk  of  the  Synod 
in  reference  to  actions  of  the  recent  meeting  of  S^aiod.  These 
were  referred  to  appropriate  committees  of  Presbytery  as  fol- 
lows:  Educational  Institutions,  Bible  Cause,  Sabbath  Observance, 
Religious  Education,  Christian  Education  and  Ministerial  Relief, 
Foreign  Missions,  Home  Missions,  Stewardship,  Orphans'  Home, 
Defense  Service  Council,  Evangelism. 


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Communication  from  the  White  House — A  letter  was  read 
from  the  Secretary  to  the  President  of  the  United  States 
acknowledging  the  receipt  of  a  communication  from  the  Presby- 
tery containing  a  resolution  requesting  the  President  to  call 
our  people  to  repentance  and  prayer  for  a  just  and  righteous 
peace.  The  letter  assured  of  the  President's  appreciation  and 
interest  in  the  matter.  It  was  received  as  information. 

Absentees  Excused — Excuses  for  absence,  upon  their  request, 
were  granted  to  the  following:  Rev.  Car}-  R.  Blain,  Rev.  J.  P.  H, 
McNatt,  Rev.  W.  A.  Nicholson,  Rev.  J.'W.  Stork. 

Permission  to  Increase  Salary — Presbytery  granted  permis- 
sion to  the  Cornelius  Church  to  change  the  terms  of  the  call  to 
their  pastor  by  increasing  promised  salary  five  dollars  per  month, 
beginning  April  1,  1942. 

Pastorate  Dissolved — Rev.  S.  B.  McLean  requested  the  dis- 
solution of  the  pastoral  relationship  existing  between  himself 
and  the  Wilmore  Church,  giving  as  a  reason  the  fact  that  his 
failing  health  made  it  impossible  for  him  to  continue  his  pastoral 
labors.  The  church  through  its  representative,  Ruling  Elder 
W.  P.  Costner,  gave  its  reluctant  concurrence  in  the  request. 
Many  expressions  of  appreciation  were  voiced  for  the  si)lendid 
services  Mr.  McLean  had  rendered  at  Wilmore  and  to  the  Pres- 
bytery, and  many  sincere  regrets  that  the  state  of  his  health 
forced  him  to  relinquish  his  work.  The  request  of  pastor  and 
church  was  granted  and  the  pastoral  relationshi]:)  was  dissolved. 

Report  of  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work — Rev. 
W.  H.  Frazer  presented  the  report  of  the  Commission  on  the 
Minister  and  His  Work  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

'        Your  Commission  on  the   Minister  and  His   Work  report  three  meet- 
ings   since   the   July   meeting   of    Presbytery. 

We  have  cooperated  with  Caldwell  Memorial  Church  and  with  Com- 
monwealth Church  in  their  quest  for  pastors,  and  have  authorized  the 
calling  of  Rev.  C.  G.  McClure  of  New  Orleans  Presbytery  to  Caldwell 
Memorial  and  of  Rev.  Frederick  C.  Debele,  Jr.,  of  Kings  Moiihtain  Pres- 
bytery to  Commonwealth  Church.  These  calls  have  been  issued  and  placed 
in  our  hands.  We  have  found  them  in  order  and  now  submit  them  to 
Presbytery. 

Since  April  3,  1942,  this  Commission  has  held  Original  Jurisdiction 
over  Commonwealth  Church.  At  our  request  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  has  been 
supplying  the  pulpit  of  that  church  and  has  furnished  supply  ministers 
when  he  was  unable  to  be  there  himself.  We  are  deeply  gratified  to  report 
fine  progress  in  that  church  and  express  our  belief  that  Mr.  Stone's 
leadership  has  been  exceedingly  helpful.  We  now  believe  affairs  in  that 
church   to  be   in   excellent   condition ;   and,   now  that  their   pastor   elect  is 


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on  the  ground,  we  have  restored  jurisdiction  over  that  church  to  its  Session. 

The  Commission  endorsed  the  call  of  Badin  Church  for  the  services 
of  Rev.  D.  K.  Snyder. 

We  recommend  the  approval  of  the  recommendation  sent  down  by 
the  Synod  of  North  Carolina  concerning  the  adoption  of  "the,  plan  approved 
and  now  in  use  in  the  Synod  of  Virginia  as  reported  by  the  General 
Assembly's  Permanent  Committee  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work,  and 
recorded  in  paragraphs  a,  b,  c,  d,  and  e,  page  150  of  General  Assembly's 
Minutes,  1942." 

Respectfully  submitted, 

WM.    H.    FRAZER,    Chairman. 
H.   J.    SPENCER,    Secretary. 

Reception  of  Ministers — Rev.  F.  C.  Debele  presented  a  cer- 
tificate of  dismission  from  Kings  Mountain  Presbytery  and  Rev. 
C.  G.  McClure  presented  a  like  certificate  from  New  Orleans 
Presbytery.  The  usual  examinations  required  by  the  Book  of 
Church  Order  were  conducted  b}^  Presbytery  and  sustained  as 
satisfactory.  After  signing  the  obligations  required  of  its  min- 
isters, Rev.  F.  C.  Debele  and  Rev.  C.  G.  McClure  were  enrolled 
as  members  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery. 

Calls  for  Pastors-^The  call  from  the  Commonwealth  Church 
for  the  pastoral  services  of  Rev.  F.  C.  De1)ele,  having  been  ap- 
proved by  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work,  was 
placed  in  his  hands  and  accepted  by  him.  The  following  com- 
mission was  appointed  to  install  him  as  pastor  of  the  Common- 
wealth Church  on  October  25,  1942  at  7:30  P.  M.  : 

Rev.  C.  R.  Nisbet  to  preside  and  propound  the  Constitutional  Ques- 
tions ;  Rev.  R.  F.  Boyd  to  preach  the  sermon ;  Mr.  H.  J.  Spencer  to  charge 
the  pastor;  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones  to  charge  the  congregation;  Rev.  J.  L. 
Griggs,  alternate  to  any  minister;  Mr.  J.  W.  Thomson,  alternate  to  Mr. 
Spencer;   Mr.  W.  H.  Belk  and  Mr.  W.  E.  Price. 

The   call   from   Caldwell   Memorial   Church   for   the  pastoral 

services  of  Rev.  C.  G.   McClure,  having  1)een  approved  by  the 

Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work,  was  placed  in  his 

hands    and    accepted    by    him.    The    following    commission    was 

appointed   to   install   him   as   pastor   of   the   Caldwell    Memorial 

Church  on  November  8,  1942,  at  7:30  P.  M. : 

Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander  to  preside;  preach  the  sermon  and  propound 
the  Constitutional  Questions;  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer  to  charge  the  pastor; 
Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones  to  charge  the  congregation  and  Rev.  C.  R.  Nisbet, 
Mr.  H.  J.  Spencer,  Mr.  Thos.  M.  Glasgow  and  Mr.  J.  W.  Thomson. 

Chaplains  for  the  Navy — Presbytery  heard  Chief  Pharmacist's 
Mate  O.  Y.  Kirkpatrick,  Naval  Procurement  Officer,  make  an 
appeal  for  chaplains  for  the  U.  S.  Navy.  His  statements  con- 
cerning the  need  for  chaplains  and  the  qualifications  which  they 
must   have    were    received   as   information. 


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Recess  for  Lunch — After  prayer  Presbytery  took  recess  for 
lunch  at  12:45  to  reconvene  at  2:00  P.  M. 

AFTERNOON  SESSION 

Presbytery  reconvened  at  2:00  i\-  M.  and  was  led  in  prayer 
by  Rev.  C  G.  McClur'e. 

Orphans'  Home^ — The  report  of  the  permanent  committee  on 
the  Orphans'  Home  was  submitted  by  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker.  After 
hearing  Mr.  Joseph  B.  Johnston  in  an  interesting  account  of 
the  work  at  the  Barium  Springs  Home,  the  report  was  adopted 
and  is  as  follows : 

We  are  grateful  to  God  for  the  good  year  they  have  had  at  Barium 
Springs.  We  are  thankful  for  the  multitude  of  warm  friends  in  and  out  of 
the  church  who  have  helped  to  make  this  possible.  It  is  an  achievement 
wherein  there  is  the  familj^  interest.  We  have  recognized  that  the  very 
heart  of  the  work  at  -Barium  was  the  providing  of  a  Christian  home  and 
Christian  teaching  and  training  for  the  boys  and  girls  residents  of  that 
institution.  For  that  reason  our  labor  has  been  a  labor  of  love,  and  we  have 
given  our  means   for  its   support  with  real  joy  and  delight. 

The  contributions  to  the  support  of  the  Home  from  the  Presbyteries 
was  the  largest  since  1927-1928.  Total  contributions  amounted  to  $96,000,  a 
little  over  $1.05  per  member.  In  addition,  this  being  the  50th  anniversary 
of  the  Home,  a  number  of  substantial  gifts  were  received  for  further 
buildings  and  improvements  when  the  way  is  open  to  construct  them. 
The  management  reports  that  a  larger  number  of  churches  than  ever 
before  gave  a  month  by  month  contribution  to  the  Home.  Credit  for  this 
improved  situation  is  given  largely  to  the  Thanksgiving  Committee  which 
has  now  been  made  a  permanent  committee  by  Synod,  and  which  has 
done  such  a  noble   piece   of  work  for   the   institution. 

The  Home  is  Hving  within  its  income.  More  than  that,  it  has  been 
able  to  meet  bills  as  they  came  due.  They  report  no  interest  charges 
against  the  Home  for  the  past  two  years,  and  only  $18.19  for  interest  in 
the  last  four  years.  Some  repairing  and  some  new  buildings  of  a  minor 
nature  were  done  during  the  year.  However,  the  difficulty  of  getting  new 
materials  and  skilled  labor  was  such  that  it  was  decided  to  defer  any 
large  enterprises  until  after  the  war.  The  proposed  Children's  Village 
comprising  six  small  cottages  has  been  partially  provided  for,  and  it  is 
the  belief  of  Mr.  Johnston  that  the  v^hole  will  be  secured  by  the  end  of 
the  war ;  and  this  will  constitute  the  first  major  building  project  immediately 
following  the  great  struggle. 

The  farm,  dairy,  and  orchards  have  again  yielded  bountifully.  The 
delicious  apples  we  enjoyed  at  Synod  in  the  fall  of  1941  lasted  on  into 
July  of  this  year,  when  the  fresh  peaches  took  up  the  task  of  providing' 
for  the  children  fresh  fruit  for  their  daily  menu.  The  apples  this  year 
are  not  quite  so  bountiful  but  ample  indeed  for  their  need.  Grain  and 
hay  crops  have  been  good,  and  the  noble  herd  of  cows  are  doing  their 
daily  turn  with  a  willing  mind. 

There  have  been  no  deaths  among  the  children  this  year.  The  pride 
of  the  institution  is  the  degree  of  health  of  the  children,  their  regular 
improvement  in  weight  and  physical  appearance,  and  their  ever  increasing 
power  of  resistance  against  disease.  No  story  of  the  Home  is  more  inter- 


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esting  and  informing  than  that  regarding  the  health  of  the  children.  But 
that  is  a  story  in  itself  and  we  can't  go  into  it  here. 

We  are  told  that  there  has  been  a  considerably  larger  turn-over  this 
year  in  the  population  of  the  Home  than  usual.  During  the  past  twelve 
months  58  children  have  been  received,  and  61  have  left  the  Home.  The 
largest  graduating  class  in  the  history  of  the  institution  was  graduated 
this  year — 41.  Our  attention  is  called  to  the  fact  that  the  greatest  number 
of  children  received  into  the  Home  during  the  past  year  came  from  Wil- 
mington, Fayetteville,  and  Mecklenburg  Presbyteries,  in  the  order  named. 
They  think  this  undoubtedly  reflects  the  abnormal  community  and  home 
conditions  which  have  been  brought  about  in  these  areas  with  the  coming 
of  the  army  camps  and  defense  projects. 

More  than  a  hundred  boys  and  girls  from  the  Home  are  in  the  Armed 
Forces  of  the  Nation.  Practically  every  boy  over  seventeen  years  of  age 
has  gone  into  the  service.  This  tells  upon  their  athletic  program,  especially 
in  football.  Nothing  but  little  boys  are  left  to  carry  on  with  the  heavy 
schedule  which  had  been  arranged  for  the  larger  and  older  boys.  But 
they  are  doing  it  without  a  whimper.  All  glory  to  their  spunk! 

We  offer  the  following  recommendations  : 

1.  That  our  churches  be  urged  to  continue  their  month  by  month 
contributions  to  the  Home,  thus  enabling  the  Home  to  operate 
more   economically. 

2.  That  we  make  full  preparation  for  a  liberal  Thanksgiving  offering 
for  the  Home,  bearing  in  mind  that  about  one-half  of  the  support 
fund  for  the  Home  comes  in  with  this  offering.  Further,  that  we 
cooperate  most  heartily  with  Mr.  Rufus  A.  Grier,  member  from 
this  Presbytery  of  the  permanent  committee  on  the  Thanksgiving 
offering,  in  the  plans  that  are  being  made  for  this  day.  And  that 
in  making  our  gifts  this  year  we  keep  in  mind  the  rising  prices  of 
food  for  daily  sustenance. 

3.  That  the  Presbytery  express  to  Mr.  Joseph  B.  Johnston,  superin- 
tendent of  the  Home,  its  appreciation  for  his  faithful,  devoted,  and 
efffcient  leadership  in  the  service  of  the  Home  for  the  past  twenty 
years,  and  that  we  hereby  pledge  anew  our  loyalty  and  support 
for  the  future. 

Signed,   J.    M.   WALKER,    Chairman. 

Report  on  Resolutions — The  Standing-  Committee  on  Resolu- 
tions submitted  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Mecklenburg  Presbytery  wishes  to  record  its  humble  gratitude  to 
God  for   His  blessings   upon  this   meeting  of   Presbytery. 

We  further  wish  to  express  our  thanks  to  the  Mallard  Creek  ChurcTi, 
her  pastor  and  people,  for  the  privilege  of  holding  our  158th  Stated 
Meeting  here  today. 

We  would  ilso  record  our  appreciation  of  the  way  in  which  the  ladies 
of  this  church  have  provided  for  our  material  needs  with  this  abundance 
of  good  things  to  eat. 

We  recommend  that  this  report  be  adopted  by  a  rising  vote  and  that 
it  be  read  to  the  congregation  from  the  pulpit  next  Sunday  morning. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

NEILL  R.  McGEACHY,  Chairman. 
J.  t.  KUCK. 


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Change  of  Pastorate' — Rev.  D.  K.  Snyder  requested  the  disso- 
lution of  the  ])astoral  relationship  existing  between  himself 
and  the  Brainerd,  Cameronian,  Community  and  Rol:)erdell 
Churches.  The  churches  concurred  in  the  request  throug"h 
written  statements  from  the  clerks  of  the  respective  congrega- 
tional meetings.  The  pastoral  relationship  was  dissolved,  and 
Mr.  Snyder  asked  permission  to  accept  a  call  from  the  Badin 
Church.  The  call  from  the  Badin  Church,  which  had  been  ap- 
proved by  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work,  was 
placed  in  his  hands  and  accepted  by  him.  The  following  com- 
mission was  appointed  to  install  him  as  pastor  in  the  Badin 
Church  on  Sunday,  November  29,  1942,  at  11  :00  A.  M. : 

Rev.  J.  G.  Garth  to  preside  and  propound  the  Constitutional  Ques- 
tions; Rev.  R.  E.  Watts  to  offer  the  dedicatory  prayer;  Rev.  J.  W.  Stork 
to  preach  the  sermon ;  Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor  to  charge  the  pastor ;  Ruling 
Elder  H.  J.  Spencer  to  charge  the  Congregation,  and  Ruling  Elder  B.  F. 
Matthews  as  alternate  to  Mr.  Spencer. 

Dissolution  of  a  Church — Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan,  Chairman  of  the 
Executive  Committee  of  Home  Missions,  submitted  a  special 
report  for  that  committee,  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows  : 

The   Executive   Committee  of  Home   Missions   recommends  : 

1.  The  dissolution  of  the  Midland  Presbyterian  Church,  and  that  the 
members  be   transferred  to  the   Bethlehem   Presbyterian   Church. 

2.  That  the  church  building  be  turned  over  to  the  Home  Mission 
Committee  to  be  used  as  it  sees  fit,  and  the  land  to  be  held  by 
the  Trustees  of  Presbytery  to  be  sold  subject  to  the  approval 
of  Presbytery. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

C.  H.  ROWAN,  Chairman. 

Anniversary  Meeting  of  Presbytery — Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy 
extended  an  invitation  to  Presbytery  to  meet  in  the  Sugaw  Creek 
Church  for  the  fall  meeting  of  1943,  at  which  meeting  the  Three 
Hundredth  Anniversary  of  the  Westminster  Assembly  will  be 
emphasized.  The  invitation  was  accepted  and  Mr.  McGeachy 
was  authorized  to  form  a  committee,  of  which  he  is  to  be  chair- 
man, to  arrange  the  program  for  this  meeting. 

Bible  Cause — The  report  of  the  Permanent  Cominitt'ee  on 
Bible  Cause  was  submitted  by  Rev.  E.  V.  Wiley.  The  report  was 
amended  and  adopted  as  follows : 

The  one  hope  of  a  war-torn  world  is  the  acceptance  of  faith  in  Jesus 
Christ  and  the  adoption  of  the  way  of  life  taught  by  Him. 

The  one  authentic  record  of  Him  and  of  that  way  of  life  is  the  Bible. 
Practically  all  the  literate  peoples  of  the  earth  could  now  read  the  message 
in  their  own  tongues  ...  if  this  book  could  be  placed  in  their  hands. 


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The  one  agency  of  the  American  churches  devoted  exclusively  to  the 
M^orld-wide  translation,  publication,  and  distribution  of  the  Bible  is  the 
American    Bible    Society. 

The  churches  of  this  Presbytery  are  now  participating. in  the  Religious 
Education  Advance.  The  Bible  is  the  one  true  guide  book  for  the  program 
of  the  church.  It  must  be  distributed  and  read  and  then  lovingly  adopted 
as  the  Way  by  the  members  of  the  Armed  Forces  as  well  as  the  people 
in  civilian  life. 

Conscious  of  the  real  worth  of  the  Bible  to  our  world  in  this  day  of 
conflict  and  convinced  that  there  is  a  need  of  its  use  among  our  own 
people  as  well  as  the  peoples  of  the  whole  earth,  your  committee  recom- 
mends that  our  church  and  people 

1.  Remind  themselves  anew  of  the  precious  and  indispensable  char- 
acter of  the  Word  of  God ; 

2.  Seek  afresh  the  guidance  wiiich  it  provides  ; 

3.  Pray  for  its  spread  throughout  the  world  and  for  open  hearts  at 
home  and  abroad  to  receive  it ; 

4.  Join  heartily  in  the  support  of  the  American  Bible  Society  and 
the  observance  of  Bible  Sunday,  December  6th,  with  special  em- 
phasis upon  the  world  crisis  in  the  distribution  of  the  Scripture, 
and   offering  be   taken    if   the   way  be   clear. 

5.  Make  a  special  effort  to  distribute  the  Scripture  to  the  people  within 
the  bounds  of  the  Presbytery  and  especially  to  those  who  join  the 
Armed    Forces    of  our   Country. 

We  also  recommend  that  the  officers  of  the  churches  of  this  Pres- 
bytery seek  to  maintain  the  full  contribution  to  the  American 
Bible  Society  of  five-tenths  of  one  per  cent  of  its  benevolence  and 
missionary    budget    as    recommended    by    the    General    Assembly. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

E.  V.  WILEY,  Chairman. 
'       GUY  M.  NEEL. 

A.  JULIAN  WARNER. 
RUFUS  A.  GRIER. 
W.  B.  NEIL. 
C.  S.  MASSEY. 

Installation  of  Pastors — ^The  reports  of  the  installation  of 
Rev.  Robert  Turner  and  Rev.  Dana  Waters  in  their  respective 
pastorates  were  presented  and  admitted  to  record  as  follows  : 

The  Commission  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  to  install  Rev.  Robert 
Turner  as  pastor  of  the  First  Presbyterian  Church,  Monroe,  North  Carolina, 
assembled  at  Monroe  with  all  members  of  the  Commission  present:  Rev. 
Neill  R.  McGeachy,  Dr.  James  A.  Jones,  Dr.  Hunter  B.  Blakely,  Elder  W. 
E.  Price,  and  Alternates,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  and  Elder  W.  A.  Henderson. 
The  chairman,  Rev.  McGeachy,  called  the  meeting  to  order,  and  it  was 
opened  w^ith  prayer  by  Dr.  Hunter  B.  Blakely.  Dr.  Blakely  was  elected 
Clerk  of  the  Commission.  , 

Following  the  instrucfions  of  the  Presbytery,  Rev.  McGeachy  presided. 
Dr.  James  A.  Jones  preached  the  sermon,  using  the  text:  Acts  3:6  and 
the  subject:  "What  Do  We  Have  to  Offer?"  After  the  sermon,  the  con- 
stitutional questions  were  propounded  by  Mr.  Geachy  and  were  answered 
in  the  affirmative  by  Mr.  Turner  and  the  congregation.  The  installation 
prayer  was  led  by  Dr.  Blakely.  A  charge  was  then  delivered  to  the  pastor 


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by  Elder  W.  E.  Price  and  to  the  congregation  by  Dr.  Blakely.  The  bene- 
diction was  pronounced  by  the   new  pastor,   Mr.  Turner. 
'       The   minutes   of  the   meeting  of  the   Commission  were   then  read  and 
approved.    Upon    motion,    the    meeting    adjourned    with    prayer    by    Rev. 
R.  H.  Stone. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

HUNTER  B.  BLAKELY,  Clerk. 

Locust   Presbyterian   Church, 
July  29,  1942. 

The  Commission  appointed  to  ordain  Mr.  Dana  Waters  and  to  install 
him  pastor  of  the  Locust  and  Oakboro  Presbyterian  Churches  met  in  the 
Locust  Manse  yard  at  8:15  P.  M.,  and  was  opened  with  prayer  by  the 
Chairman,  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs.  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  was  asked  to  serve  as  clerk 
to  the  Commission.  Other  members  present  were  Elders  J.  A.  Little  and 
H.  P.  Efird  of  the  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Albemarle. 

Upon  motion  Mr.  Harry  J.  Spencer  was  asked  to  sit  with  the  Com- 
mission and  take  a  part  in  its  mission. 

The  Commission  took  recess  for  a  few  minutes  and  united  with  the 
combined  congregations  of  the  Locust  and  Oakboro  Presbyterian  Churches 
meeting  in  the  Locust  Church.  Rev.  T.  F.  Huneycutt  was  present  for  this 
service.  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs  led  in  the  worship.  Elder  J.  A.  Little  led  the 
opening  prayer.  The  sermon  was  preached  by  Mr.  Griggs,  who  then  asked 
the  constitutional  questions.  Both  the  pastor-elect  and  congregations  hav- 
ing satisfactorily  answered  the  questions,  Mr.  Waters  was  ordained  by  the 
laying  on  of  hands  and  prayer.  The  Chairman  declared  that  Rev.  Dana 
Waters  was  regularly  called  and  installed  pastor  of  the  Locust  and  Oak- 
boro  Presbyterian    Churches. 

The  charge  to  the  pastor  was  given  by  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone.  Rev.  T.  F. 
Huneycutt  gave  the  charge  to  the  congregations.  This  part  was  concluded 
with  prayer  led  by  Mr.  H.  J.  Spencer.  After  the  singing  of  a  hymn  the 
pastor  pronounced  the  benediction.  He  was  greeted  by  the  congregations 
and  their  friends. 

The  Commission  reviewed  and  adopted  its  minutes  and  was  adjourned 
with  prayer. 

J.  L.  GRIGGS.  Chairman. 
R.  H.  STONE,  Clerk. 

Report  on  Nominations — -Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston  submitted  the 
report  for  the  Permanent  Committee  on  nominations,  which  was 
adopted  and  is  as  follows:  (See -Directory,  members  named  to 
the  class  of  1945). 

Action  Rescinded — Presbytery  rescinded  a  former  action, 
which  appropriated  $25  per  year  to  cover  expenses  of  the  Chair- 
man of  the  Committee  on  Christian  Education  and  Ministerial 
Relief;  l:)ut  made  available  to  the  Chairman  so  much  of  this 
amount  as  may  be  necessary  for  expenses. 

New  Members  of  Conunittee  on  Nominations — According;^  to 
the  standing-  rule  of  Presbytery  nominations  to  fill  vacancies  on 
the   Committee  on   Nominations  were   made   from   the   floor  of 


36  MINUTES    OF    MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY 


Presbytery.  This  resulted  in  the  choice  of  Rev.  J.  Walton 
Stewart,  Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander  and  Mr.  W.  B.  Bradford  for  the 
class  of  1945  on  that  committee. 

Locust  Church  Property — ^The  following  resolution  was 
adopted  l)y  Presbytery : 

That  Presbytery  authorize  its  trustees  to  unite  with  the  trustees  of 
the  Locust  Presbyterian  Church  in  conveying  0.66  of  an  acre  of  land,  more 
or  less,  located  on  the  highway  near  the  Locust  Manse,  to  P.  E.  Tucker 
in  return  for  a  similar  amount  that  he  will  deed  to  our  trustees. 

Foreign  Missions — Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves  submitted  a  report  for 
the  Permanent  Committee  on  Foreign  Missions,  which  was 
adopted  and  is  as  follows  : 

Your  Committee  reports  : 

That,  because  the  missionary  sent  out  by  the  Church  of  the  Living 
God  is  the  outstanding  agent  and  agency  of  goodwill  in  a  world  that  is 
marred  by  hatred  and  conflict,  and: 

Because  the  Executive  Committee  of  Foreign  Missions  has  been  put 
to  unusual  expense  in  removing  our  missionaries  from  China,  Japan  and 
Korea,  and  also  in  transporting  missionaries  to  fields  now  open  and  main- 
taining  them   under   increasingly   expensive    living   conditions,   and: 

Because  there  are  unprecedented  opportunities  for  aggressive  mission 
work  in  South  America  and  other  open  mission  fields,  we  make  the  fol- 
lowing recommendations  : 

1.  That  the  Foreign  Mission  season,  January  1-February  7,  1943,  be 
observed  in  all  churches  as  a  time  for  church-wide  re-dedication 
to  the  world  task  of  Christian  missions  ;  that  all  our  ministers  be 
urged  to  preach  frequently  and  fervently  on^  missions ;  and  that 
the  whole  Church  be  called  to  her  knees  before  God  in  prayer  and 
earnest  supplication  for  this  work. 

2.  That  every  church  in  the  Presbytery,  with  its  organizations,  be 
asked  to  observe  January  31-February  7,  1943  as  a  week  of  prayer 
and  self-denial  for  Foreign  Missions,  and  that  all  Sessions  be 
urged  to  arrange   for  supplemental  offerings  in  the  churches. 

3.  That  all  church  organizations  be  urged  to  study  the  mission  study 
book,  "On  This  Foundation  :  Evangelical  Witness  in  Latin  Amer- 
ica," during  the  Foreign  Mission  season. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

HENRY  L.  REAVES. 
B.  F.  YANDELL. 

Synod's  Home  Missions — An  informal  report  from  the  Perma- 
nent Committee  on  Synod's  Home  Missions,  presented  bv  Rev. 
C.  H.  Rowan,  was  received  as  information.  The  matter  of  supple- 
mentary offerings  to  be  taken  in  the  churches  was  left  in  the 
hands  of  the  Stewardshii:*  Committee  of  Presbytery. 


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Bills  and  Overtures — This  committee  reported  that  no  busi- 
ness had  come  into  its  hands. 

Judicial  Committee — This  committee  reported  that  no  mat- 
ters had  been  referred  to  it  for  action. 

l^inutes  of  the  General  Assembly — Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas  pre- 
sented the  report  for  the  Standing  Committee  on  the  Minutes 
of  the  General  Assembly,  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

We  call  Presbytery's  attention  to  the  following  actions  of  the  Assembly: 

1.  Pages  67  and  68:  Chapter  IX  "Of  The  Holy  Spirit"  and  Chapter 
X  "Of  The  Gospel"  are  now  integral  parts  of  the  Confession  of 
Faith. 

2.  Page  71  :  The  Book  of  Church  Order  does  not  give  the  Stated  Clerk 
of  Presbytery  the  right  to  grant  a  letter  of  dismissal  to  a  minister 
without  the   formal  action  of   Presbytery. 

3.  Pages  86  and  87  :  Presbyteries  are  requested  to  duplicate  the  con- 
tribution of  1939  to  the  Permanent  Committee  on  Evangelism. 

4.  Page  167:  Ministers  entering  the  chaplaincy  should  resign  from 
their  pastorates. 

5.  Page  92 :  Pastorates  of  ministers  reaching  age  seventy  automatically 
terminate. 

Leave  to  Labor  Outside  Bounds — Presbytery  granted  Rev. 
W.  A.  Nicholson  leave  to  labor  outside  the  bounds  of  Presbytery 
for  one  year. 

Compensation  for  Clerks — The  resolution,  docketed  at  the 
last  stated  meeting,  providing  for  the  change  of  pay  to  the 
Permanent  Clerk  and  the  Assistant  Clerk  from  $15  to'  $20  per 
year,  payable  $5  at  each  stated  meeting,  was  adopted  and  made 
a  part  of  the*  standing  rules  of  Presbytery. 

Revision  of  the  Roll  of  Candidates  for  the  Ministry — The  fol- 
lowing candidates  for.  the  ministry  were  dropped  from  Pres- 
bytery's roll :  Andrew  Ausker  Hill  and  Samuel  Jefiferson  Mc- 
Elroy  at  their  own  request;  Paul  Brown  Fry,  James  Harold 
Knox  and  John  Chester  Morrison  for  failure  to  keep  Presbytery 
advised  of  their  progress  in  study  and  intentions  as  to  contin- 
uing  their   preparation    for   the   ministry. 

Report  of  Commissioner  to  the  General  Assembly — Ruling 
Elder  Paul  R.  Sheahan  reported  in  writing  his  attendance  as  a 
commissioner  to  the  General  Assembly  at  Knoxville,  Tennessee 
in  May,  1942. 


38  MINUTES    OF    MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY 

Amendments  to  the  Book  of  Church  Order — Presbytery  voted 
to  post])one  consideration  of  the  Amendments  to  the  Book  of 
Church  Order  sent  down  from  the  General  Assembly.  These  two 
items  are  to  be  docketed  for  the  morning-  session  of  the  Winter 
Meeting  of   Presbytery. 

Time  and  Place  of  Next  Meeting — Presbytery  accepted  the 
invitation  of  the  Plaza  Church  for  the  Winter  Stated  Meeting  on 
January  19,  1943. 

Nomination  of  Moderator — Rev.  Geo.  P.  Stevens  was  nomi- 
nated for  Moderator  of  the  next  m.eeting  of  Presbytery. 

Adoption  of  Minutes — The  minutes  of  this  session  were  read 
and  adopted. 

Adjournment — After  the  closing  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev. 
M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  Presbytery  stood  adjourned  to  meet  in  the 
Plaza  Presbyterian  Church,  Charlotte,  N.  C,  on  Tuesdav,  Jan- 
uary 19,  1943,  at  10:00  A.  M. 

W.   REID  GARRISON,   Moderator. 

B.  F.  YANDELL,  Acting  Permanent  Clerk. 

A.  JULIAN  WARNER,  Acting  Assistant  Clerk. 

W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk. 


inuieS 


of 


159th  Stated  Session 
Plaza  Church  —  January  19,  1943 

160th  Stated  Session 
Steele  Creek  Church  —  April  20,  1943 

*     -A-     *     ^ 

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Next  Stated  Sessions 
Benton  Heights  Church  —  July  20,  1943 
Sugaw  Creek  Church  —  October  19,  1943 


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DOCKET  SCHEDULE 


WINTER   MEETING 

Organization  of  Presbytery- 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception    of    Ministers    and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports  of   Commissions   and 

Committees 

(a)  Stewardship 

(b)  Evangelism 

(c)  Records  of   Presbytery 

(d)  Resolutions 

(e)  Foreign    Missions 
Popular     Meeting     on     Foreign 

Missions 
Election     of     Commissioners    'to 

General    Assembly 
New  and  Unfinished  Business 
Place  of  Next  Meeting 
Nominate  Moderator 
Adopt  Minutes 
Adjourn 


SUMMER  MEETING 

Organization    of    Presbytery 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception  of  Ministers  and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports  of  Commissions  and 

Committees 

(a)  Ch.   Ed.  and  Min.  ReHef 

(b)  Sabbath    Observance 

(c)  Records  of  Presbytery 

(d)  Resolutions 

(e)  Religious    Education 
Popular     Meetings     on  Religious 

Education 

New  and  Unfinished  Business 
Place  of  Next  Meeting 
Nominate  Moderator 
Adopt  Minutes 
Adjourn 


SPRING    MEETING 

Organization  of   Presbytery 
Communion  Service 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception    of    Ministers    and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports      of      Commissions     and 

Committees 

(a)  Woman's    Work 

(b)  Minister  and  His  Work 

(c)  Sessional  Records 

(d)  Synod's   Minutes 

(e)  Resolutions 

(f)  Presbytery's     Home     Mis- 
sions 

Popular  Meeting  on  Home  Mis- 
sions 

Reports  of  Treasurers  and  Trus- 
tees 

New  and  Unfinished  Business 

Place   of    Next    Meeting 

Nominate    Moderator 

Adopt    Minutes 

Adjourn 


FALL    MEETING 

Organization  of   Presbytery 
Communion  Service 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception  of  Ministers  and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports     of     Commissions     and 

Committees 

(a)  Assembly's  Home  Missions 

(b)  Synod's  Home  Missions 

(c)  Minister  and  His  Work 

(d)  Bible  Cause 

(e)  Educational  Institutions 

(f)  Assembly's   Minutes 

(g)  Nominations 
(h)   Resolutions 

(i)  Orphans'  Home 
Popular     Meeting     on     Orphans' 

Home 
New  and  Unfinished  Business 
Place  of  Next  Meeting 
Nominate  Moderator 
Adopt  Minutes 
Adjourn 


The  Stated  Session  of  Presbytery  convene  at   10:00  A.   ^l. 
on  the  third  Tuesday  in  each  quarter. 


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DIRECTORY 

Rev.  G.  P.  Stevens,  Moderator,  Winter  Meeting 
Rev.  B.  F.  Yandell,  Moderator,  Spring  Meeting 
Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston,  Stated  Clerk  (1943) 
Rev.  W.  A.  Nicholson,  Permanent  Clerk  (1943) 
Rev.  J.  W.  Stork,  Assistant  Clerk  (1943) 
Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  General  Secretary  (1944) 
Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,   Evangelist   (1944) 
Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  Publicity  Clerk 

TRUSTEES  OF  SCHOOLS  AND  COLLEGES 
Davidson — Elected  for  Four  Years  : 

1944— Mr.  R.  A.  Dunn,  Charlotte ;  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr. 

1946— Mr.  W.  H.  Belk,  Charlotte;  Mr.  H.  W.  Moore,  Charlotte;  Mr. 
T.  S.  McPheeters,  Charlotte. 

Queens — Elected  for  Three  Years  : 

1943 — Mr.  McAlister  Carson,  Charlotte ;  Mr.  James  J.  Harris,  Charlotte ; 

Mr.  David  Ovens,  Charlotte;  Mr.  Ivey  W.  Stewart,  Charlotte. 
1944— Mr.  H.  J.  Allison,  Charlotte ;  Mr.  Harry  L.  Dalton,  Charlotte ;  Mr. 

Peter  S.  Gilchrist,  Charlotte;  Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet. 

1945 — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  Mr.  Hunter  Marshall, 
Charlotte. 

Trustees  of  Presbytery: 

1943— Mr.  T.  R.  Stewart,  Charlotte. 
1944 — Mr.  W.  A.  Henderson,  Monroe. 
1945— Mr.  Neill  Y.  Pharr,  Charlotte. 

Commission   on   the   Minister  and   His   Work: 

Chairman — Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer. 

1943— Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer,  Mr.  J.  W.  Thomson,  Charlotte. 
1944— Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  Mr.  Rufus  A.  Grier,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan,  Mr.  H.  B.  Patterson,  Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE   COMMITTEES 
Home   Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.  Neill  R.   McGeachy. 

1943— Rev.  J.  C.  Grier,  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley, 
Mr.  W.  Reid  Garrison,  Charlotte. 

1944— Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.,  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts, 
Mr.  C.  A.  Bland,  Wadesboro ;  Mr.  Morgan  B.  Speir,  Charlotte. 

1945— Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy,  Rev.  R.  A.  Young,  Rev.  Robert  Turner, 
Mr.  W.  H.  Belk,  Charlotte ;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte. 


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Religious   Education: 

Chairman — Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 

1943 — Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner,  Mr.  H.  J.  Allison, 
Charlotte ;   Mr.  Hunter   Marshall,  Charlotte. 

1944 — Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy,   Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas,  Mr.  Thomas  Gra- 
ham, Charlotte;  Mr.  R.  L.  Price,  Charlotte. 

1945— Rev.    M.    B.    Prince,   Jr.,    Rev.    C.   N.    Morrison,   Dr.    E.    H.   Hand, 
Pineville ;    Mr.   J.   B.   Kuykendall,  Charlotte. 

PERMANENT  COMMITTEES 

Advisory  Committee  to  the  General  Secretary: 

Chairman — Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.  ^ 

1943— Rev.  J.   G.  Garth,  Rev.  John  A.   Redhead,  Jr.,   Mr.  W.  E.   Price, 

Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy,  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 

Assembly's   Home  Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.  John  R.  Rosebro. 
1943— Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves,  Dr.  E.  H.  Hand,  Pineville. 
1944_Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor,  Mr.  E.  M.  Neel,  Rt.  3,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  John  R.  Rosebro,  Mr.  W.  D.  Loy,  Rt.  3,  Charlotte. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr.  J.  P.  Robinson,  Charlotte. 
1943— Mr.  J.  D.  Ramsey,  Charlotte. 
1944— Mr.  H.  H.  DeArmon,  Charlotte. 
1945- Mr.  J.  P.  Robinson,  Charlotte. 

Bible  Cause: 

Chairman — Rev.  R.  F.  Boyd. 

1943— Rev.  A.  J.  Warner,  Mr.  Rufus  A.  Grier,  Rt.  3,  Charlotte. 

1944— Rev.  W.  B.  Neill,  Mr.  C.  S.  Massey,  Waxhaw. 

1945— Rev.  R.  F.  Boyd;  Mr.  J.  C.  Kuck,  Rt.  1,  Charlotte. 

Christian  Education  and  Ministerial  Relief: 

Chairman — Rev.   Holmes   Rolston. 

1943— Rev.  J.  W.  Stork,  Mr.  Edward  G.  Hayes,  Rt.  5,  Charlotte. 
1944 — Rev.  F.  R.  McAlister,  Mr.  James  W,  Armstrong,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  Holmes  Rolston;  Dr.  R.  H.  Lafferty,  Charlotte. 

Educational  Institutions: 

Chairman — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones. 

1943 — Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  Mr.  J.  E.  McLauchlin,  Hamlet. 
1944 — Rev.  A.  J.   Warner,   Mr.   McAlister   Carson,  Charlotte. 
1945 — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  Mr,  George  E.  Wilson,  Charlotte. 


MINUTES   OF   MECKLENBURG   PRESBYTERY  5 

Evangelism: 

Chairman — Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer. 

1943_Rev.  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  Mr.  Paul  R.  Sheahan,  Charlotte. 
1944_Rev.  H.  B.  Blakely,  Mr.  N.  C.  White,  Charlotte. 
1945 — Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer,  Mr.  Thos.  M.  Glasgow,  Charlotte. 

Examinations: 

1.  Experimental  Piety — The  Moderator. 

2.  Academic  Studies— 1943,  Rev.  H.  B.  Blakely;  1944,  Rev.  W.  R. 
Buhler;  1945,  Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson. 

3.  Languages— 1943,  Rev.  J.  A.  Redhead;  1944,  Rev.  J.  L.  Russell;  1945, 
Rev.  A.  J.  Warner. 

4.  Natural  and  Exact  Sciences — 1943,  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones ;  1944,  Rev. 
P.  H.  Gwynn;  1945,  Rev.  P.  P.  Thrower. 

5.  Mental  and  Moral  Philosophy— 1943,  Rev.  C.  R.  Nisbet;  1944,  Rev. 
J.  S.  Nisbet;  1945,  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts. 

6.  English  Bible,  Ethics,  Logic  and  Rhetoric — 1943,  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas ; 

1944,  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones;  1945,  Rev.  J.  W.  Stork. 

7.  Church  History— 1943,  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth;   1944,  Rev.  H.  B.  Blakely; 

1945,  Rev.  C  D.  Whiteley. 

8.  Theology— 1943,  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer,  Rev.  Gary  R.  Blain ;  1944,  Rev. 
Chas.  M.  Boyd,  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs ;  1945,  Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet, 
Rev.  R.  A.  Young. 

9.  Church  Government  and  Sacraments — 1943,  Rev.  W.  T.  Smith,  Rev. 
J.  P.  H.  McNatt;  1944,  Rev.  W.  A.  Brown,  Rev.  F.  C.  Debele ;  1945, 
Rev.  R.  F.  Boyd,  Rev.  W.  B.  Neill. 

10.     Thesis,  Exegesis  and  Popular  Lecture — 1943,  Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet;  1944, 
Rev.  R.  H.  Stone;  1945,  Rev.  Holmes  Rolston. 

Foreign   M.issions: 

Chairman — Rev.  Geo.  P.  Stevens. 

1943— Rev.  Geo.   P.  Stevens,  Mr.  L.   S.   Boyd,   Charlotte. 

1944— Rev.  B.  F.  Yandell,  Dr.  Oren  Moore. 

1945— Rev.  D.  K.  Snyder,  Mr.  A.  S.  Cathey,  Paw  Creek. 

Nominations: 

Chairman — Rev.   C.  D.  Whiteley. 

1943— Rev.    C.    D.    Whiteley,    Mr.    W.    E.    Price,    Charlotte;    Mr.    H.   J. 
Spencer,  Charlotte. 

1944— Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan;  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Dr.  Oren  Moore,  Charlotte. 

1945— Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander,  Rev.  J.  W.  Stewart.  Mr.  W.  B.  Bradford, 
Charlotte. 

Orphans'  Home: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  C.  Grier. 

1943— Rev.  A.  H.  Key,  Mr.  Philip  F.  Howerton,  Charlotte. 
1944— Rev.  J.  C.  Grier,  Mr.  J.  P.  Sifford,  Albemarle. 
1945— Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy,  Mr.  J.  C.  Crowell,  Charlotte. 


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Sabbath  Observance: 

Chairman — Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw. 

1943 — Rev.  Dana  Waters,  Mr.  C.  A.  Bland,  Wadesboro. 
1944— Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw.  Mr.  E.  G.  Cochrane,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor,  Mr.  R.  L.  Willis,  Rt.  9,  Charlotte. 

Ste^v^ardship: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  G.  Garth. 

1943— Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  Rev.  S.  B.  McLean. 

1944 — Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves,  Dr.  Thos.  D.  Sparrow,  Charlotte. 

1945 — Mr.    Herbert    C.    Alexander,    Charlotte;    Mr.    W.    H.    Abernathy, 
Charlotte. 

Synod's  Home  Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.   W.   G.   Thomas. 

1943— Rev.  C.  H.  Little,  Mr.  W.  R.  Sadler.  Paw  Creek. 

1944— Rev.  A.  A.  Walker,  Mr.  L.  S.  Boyd,  Charlotte. 

1945— Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas,  Mr.  John  A.  Kirk,  Rt.  7,  Charlotte. 

Woman's   Work: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  C.  Grier. 

1943— Rev.  J.  C.  Grier,  Mr.  W.  A.  Jamison,  Charlotte. 

1944 — Rev.  C.  N.  Morrison;  Mr.  G.  B.  Chapman,  Charlotte. 

1945— Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  Mr.  Robert  S.  Hutchison,  Charlotte. 

SPECIAL  COMMITTEES 

Christian  Education  Movement: 

Chairman — lylr.    McAlister   Carson. 

Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts,  Mr. 

McAlister  Carson,  Charlotte;  Dr.  Hamilton  McKay,  Charlotte. 

Defense  Service  Council: 

Chairman — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones. 

Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone. 

Location  and  Relocation  of  Churches: 

Chairman — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones. 

Rev.  Robert  Turner;  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Rev.  A.  J. 

Warner,  Rev.  R.  A.  Young,  Mr.  R.  S.  Hutchison,  Charlotte;  Mr.  E.  E. 

Tones.  Charlotte;   Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte. 

Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy;  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 


MINUTES   OF   MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY 


ROLL      OF        MINISTERS 


1.  M.  E.  Sentelle,  D.  D. 

2.  G.  P.  Stevens 

3.  J.  W.  Grier 

4.  R.  J.  Mcllwaine 

5.  C.  H.  Little 

6.  R.  S.  Burwell,  D.  D. 

7.  J.  G.  Garth 

8.  J.  W.  Stork,  D.  D. 

9.  R.  H.  M.  Brown 

10.  J.   M.   Walker,   D.   D. 

11.  W.  C.  Underwood 

12.  W.   H.   Frazer,   D.   D. 

13.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt.  Th.  D. 

14.  T.  F.   Huneycutt 

15.  M.  E.  Peabody 

16.  W.  B.  S.  Chandler 

17.  A.  A.  Walker,  D.  D. 

18.  C.  C.  Beam 

19.  S.  B.  McLean 

20.  W.  H.  Johnston 

21.  J.  C.  McGehee 

22.  C.  H.   Rowan 

23.  B.  F.  Yandell 

24.  W.    C.    Copeland 

25.  J.    C.    Grier 

26.  W.  G.  Thomas 

27.  T.    R.   Alexander 

28.  A.   T.   Taylor 

29.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 

30.  H.   C.   Carmichael 

31.  W.  A.  Nicholson 

32.  W.  B.  Neill 

33.  A.   H.   Eraser 

34.  M.  R.   Gibson 

35.  J.  P.  H.  McNatt 

36.  C.    D.    Whiteley,    D.    D. 

37.  R.  A.  Young,  D.  D. 

38.  Chas.  M.  Boyd,  D.  D. 

39.  Julian    S.    Sibley,   D.   D. 

40.  A.    H.    Key 

41.  E.    V.    Wiley 

42.  Leonard   T.    Gill   • 

43.  Alfred    L.    Roberts 


44.  W.  I.  Howell,  Jr. 

45.  Theo.  B.  Anderson 

46.  D.  K.   Snyder 

47.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  D.  D. 

48.  W.  C.  C.  Foster 

49.  W.   C.   Smith 

50.  J.    C    Neville 

51.  Ben  T.   Harrop 

52.  J,     E.     Mcjunkin 

53.  Thomas   H.    Mitchell 

54.  C.  N.   Morrison 

55.  W.  T.   Smith 

56.  Hunter  B.  Blakely,  D.  D. 

57.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  D.  D. 

58.  H.    L.    Reaves 

59.  A.    Julian       Warner 

60.  J.  S.  Nisbet,  D.  D. 

61.  J.  L.  Russell 

62.  W.    R.    Buhler 

63.  Jno.   R.   Rosebro,  D.   D. 

64.  A.   W.    Shaw 

65.  F.    R.    McAlister 

66.  Neill    R.    McGeachy 

67.  R.  H.  Stone 

68.  R.    E.    Watts 

69.  J.    Walton    Stewart,   Jr. 

70.  Gary   R.    Blain,   D.   D. 

71.  Wm.    A.    Brown 

72.  P.  H.  Gwynn,  Jr.,  Ph.  D. 

73.  W.   A.    Alexander,   D.   D. 

74.  E.    L.    Flanagan 

75.  L.  L.  Little,  D.   D. 

76.  Paul  P.  Thrower 

77.  J.    L.     Griggs 

78.  Holmes    Rolston,    D.    D. 

79.  Robert    F.    Boyd 

80.  Robert    Turner 

81.  Dana    Waters 

82.  F.  C.  Debele,  Jr. 

83.  Charles     G.     McClure 

84.  Samuel    M.    Inman 

85.  Wm.   H.    Boyd 


MINUTES   OF   MECKLENBURG   PRESBYTERY 


Churches  Clerk  of  Session 

Albemarle  First J.  J.  Shoe 

Concord  Road 

Albemarle  Second  W.  H.  Boyce 

Park    Avenue 

Allan    J.  B.  Yarborough 

Rt.  4,  Monroe 

Amay  James   Edgar   Goodwin 

504  E.  Boundary  St. 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Artiity    J.  C.  Kuck 

Rt.  1,  Charlotte 

Badin    L.   A.   Fesperman 

90    Maple    St. 
Badin,  N.  C. 

Banks  J.  S.  Howey 

Rt.  3,  Waxhaw 

Benton  Heights   J.  Earl  Williams 

Rt.  2,  Monroe 

Bethany    J-  T.  Rowell 

Rt.  4,  Monroe 

Bethel  W.  J.  Knox 

Rt.  2,  Huntersville 

Bethlehem  I.  D.  Crowell 

Rt.  1,  Indian  Trail 

Beulah   - J.  P.  Belk 

Rt.  1,  Monroe 

Biscoe  W.  T.  Ewing 

Biscoe 

Brainerd D.  E.  Blue 

East  Rockingham 

Caldwell  Memorial R.  B.  Collins 

339  Clement  Ave. 

Camden   C.  H.  Trexler 

Rt.  3,  Wadesboro 

Cameronian    Charles  McLendon 

Pee  Dee  Mill  No.  1 
Rockingham 

Camp  Greene  C.  F.  McPherson 

301  Palmer  St. 
Charlotte 

Candor  C.  Dowd 

Candor 


Treasurer 

O.  G.  Whitley 
1044  Pee  Dee  Ave. 

Clyde  O.  Josey 
Park  Avenue 

Geo.  W.  Griffin 
Rt.  4,  Monroe 

Clyde    Bryant 

1901   Edmund  St.,  Apt. 

Charlotte,    N.    C. 

James  P.  Sample 
Rt.    2,    Charlotte 

S.  E.  Beck 
Badin,  N.  C 


Murray  Cunningham 
Rt.  3,  Waxhaw 

L.  C.  Newton 
General   Delivery 
Monroe 

W.  L.  Rape 
Rt.  4,  Monroe 

H.   B.   Knox 
Davidson.    N.    C. 

I.   D.   Crowell 

Rt.  1,  Indian  Trail 

J.  P.  Belk 
Rt.  1,  Monroe 

J.    E.    Maness 
Biscoe 

Mrs.  J.  U.  Thrower 
East  Rockingham 

R.  K.  Walker 
2010  Vail  Ave 

Miss  Ethel  Hildreth 
Rt.  3,  Wadesboro 

J.    M.    Bethune 
Rt.  3,  Rockingham 

G.  T.  Woodside 
2201  Greene  St. 
Charlotte,    N.    C. 

Page  McCauley 
Candor 


MINUTES   OF   MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY 


Churches  Clerk  of  Session 

Central  Steele  Creek R.  R.  Grier 

Rt.  3,  Charlotte 

Charlotte  First  , W.  B.  Bradford 

721  Hawthorne  Lane 

Charlotte  Second    Jas.  T.  Porter 

1207  S.  Boulevard 

Commonwealth  W.  W.  Kiser 

Rt.  2,  Charlotte 

Community    John  Cox 

Rockingham 

Cooks  Memorial  R.  F.  Dunn 

Rt.  9,  Charlotte 

Cornelius  W.  C.  Blakely 

Cornelius,    N.    C. 

Ellerbe  J.  H.  McRae 

Ellerbe,   N.   C. 

Hamlet  S.  O.  Bauersfeld 

410  Entwistle  St. 
Hamlet,    N.    C. 

Hawley  Memorial  Dr.  J.  M.  Boyce 

Polkton 

Hopewell  T.  W.  Stewart 

Rt.  1,  Huntersville 

Huntersville  John  R.  Barnette 

Huntersville,   N.    C. 

Indian   Trail E.  J.  Stinson 

Indian   Trail,   N.   C. 

Lee  Park Grady   Williams 

Rt.    1,    Monroe,   N.    C. 

Lilesville   Ben  R.  Wall 

Lilesville,   N.   C. 

Locust    T.  M.  Hartsell 

Rt.  2,  Stanfield 

Macedonia    Daniel    J.    McCaskill 

Candor,  N.   C. 

Mallard  Creek  W.  B.  Bingham 

Rt.  7,  Charlotte 

Marshville E.  E.  Marsh,  Sr. 

Marshville,  N.  C. 


Treasurer 

T.  M.  Blackwelder 
Rt.  1,  Pineville 

W.  N.  Ward 

1934  Crescent  Ave. 

Mrs.  Jas  T.   Porter 
1207  S.  Boulevard 

F.   W.   Collins 

1307    Greenwood    Ave. 

Charlotte,    N.    C. 

Pink  Sutton 
Rockingham 

W.  O.  Rozzelle 
Rt.  9.  Charlotte 

Frank  Washam 
Cornelius,    N.    C. 

W.  S.  McRae 
■  Ellerbe,  N.  C 

C.  M.  Pepper 
303  Henderson  St. 
Hamlet,  N.   C. 

Mrs.   Ed  Billingslee 
Polkton,  N.  C. 

J.   M.  Blythe 
Rt.  9.  Charlotte 


J.   M.   Blythe 
Huntersville,    N. 


C. 


Thad  Biggers 
Indian   Trail,   N.   C. 

T.  H.  Baker 

Rt.    1,    Monroe,   N.   C 

Mrs.  Elizabeth  L.  Wall 
Lilesville,   N.    C. 

T.  M.  Hartsell 
Stanfield,    N.    C. 


H.  Y.  Galloway 
Rt.  7,  Charlotte 

Miss   Ora  Lee 
Marshville,  N.  C. 


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MINUTES   OF   MECKLENBURG   PRESBYTERY 


Churches  Clerk  of  Session 

Marks  Creek  W.  A.  Wilkes 

Cognac 

Marston  A.  W.  McKay 

Marston,   N.    C. 

Matthews   G.  C.  Alexander 

Rt.  1,  Matthews 

McGee  N.  C.  Long 

314  N.  Hoskins  Ave. 
Charlotte 

McLean   Memorial   W.  M.  Lovin 

Rt.  1,  Ellerbe 

Monroe  First  W.  A.  Henderson 

Monroe 

Morgan  Memorial  A.  R.  Williams 

Rt.  2,  Stanfield 

Morven   W.  E.  Steagall 

Morven 

Mt.  Carmel Lee  Mclnnis 

Rt.  1,  Ellerbe 

Mt.  Gilead  R.  L.  Martin 

Mt.    Gilead 

Mulberry L.  A.  Marshall 

/  Rt.  5,  Charlotte 

Myers  Park  A.  J.  Beall 

Commercial  Bank  Bldg. 
,         '  Charlotte 

Nevin   J.  H.  Stewart 

Rt.  7,  Charlotte 

Newell   S.  B.  Wilson 

Newell 

Norman  C.  E.  Martin 

Norman 

North  Charlotte  B.  B.  Young 

810  E.  36th  St. 
Charlotte 

Norwood  J.  H.  McSwain 

Norwood 

Oakboro E.  O.  Ross 

Box   196 
Oakboro 

Pageland  D.  E.  Clark 

Pageland,  S.  C. 


Treasurer 

H.  C.  McRae 
Hamlet,   N.    C. 

W.   D.    McKay 
Marston,  N.  C. 

J.  W.  Russell 
Matthews 

R.  C.  Alexander 

3011  Tuckaseege  Road 

Charlotte 

J,  D.  McLean 
Rt.  1,  Ellerbe 

D.    B.   Gettys 
Monroe 

A.    R.    Williams 
Rt.  2,  Stanfield 

W.  R.  Gaddy 
Morven 

Willie  Mclnnis 
Rt.  1,  Ellerbe 

G.  T.  McAuley 
Mt.    Gilead 

W.  M.  Berryhill 
Rt.  5,  Charlotte 

C  B.  Ross 

2338  Roswell  Ave. 

Charlotte 

J.    W.    Gettys 

Rt.  7,    Charlotte,   N.    C 

Geo.  Caldwell 
Rt.  7.  Charlotte 

C.  E.  Martin 
Norman 

J.    E.    McQuown 
3220  N.  Alexander  St. 
Charlotte,  N.   C. 

Miss  Virginia  Barnhart 
Norwood 

Miss   Viola   Ross 
Box   196 
Oakboro,   N.    C. 

Dr.  A.  T.  Munn 
Pageland,  S.  C. 


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11 


Churches  Clerk  of  Session 

Paw  Creek G.  A.  Todd 

Paw  Creek 

Peachland  X.  V.  Howell 

Peachland 

Pee  Dee J.  V.  Ussery 

Rt.  3,  Mt.  Gilead 

Philadelphia  J.   W.   Morris 

Rt.  3,  Matthews,  N. 

Pineville W.  A.  Rogers 

Pineville 

Plaza C.  A.  Kirkpatrick 

1315  Matheson  Ave. 
Charlotte 

Pleasant  Hill  T.  F.  Carothers 

Rt.   1,   Pineville 

Providence  F.  B.  Kuykendal 

Rt.  1,  Matthews 

Ramah  Jno.  G.  Caldwell 

Rt.  1,  Huntersville 

Rehoboth    E.  J.  Simms 

Rt.  2,  Waxhaw 

Roberdell W.  T.  Wicker 

Roberdell 

Robinson  Perry  C.  Hood 

Rt.  1,  Harrisburg 

Rockingham J.  D.  Cameron 

Rockingham 

Rourk  J.  C.  Watson 

Rt.  3,  Rockingham 

St.  Andrews  B.  R.  Howell 

220  Bacon  Ave. 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

St.  Paul  J.  D.  Woodside 

1801   The   Plaza      ' 
Charlotte 

Salem  George  Timmons 

Rt.  1,  Marshville 

Selwyn  Avenue  B.  S.  Gray 

3012  Selwyn  Ave. 
Charlotte 


Treasurer 

Wm.    A.    Cathey 
Chadwick    Station 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 


Mrs.  W.  C.  Ussery 
Rt.  3,  Mt.  Gilead 

Clifford  McLean 
C.  Rt.  1,  Charlotte 

Robert  C.  Hair 
Pineville 

J.  L.  Fesperman,  Sr. 
3908   Monroe   Road 
Charlotte 

C.  C.  Carothers 
Pineville 

Oliver    Howard 
Waxhaw 

C.  D.  Bradford 
Rt.  1,  Huntersville 


Mrs.    A.    L.    Gordon 
Roberdell 

V.    H.    Brawley 
Rt.  8,  Charlotte 

M.   C.   McLeod 
Rockingham 

A.    M.    Blakely 
Rt.  3,  Rockingham 

A.  A.  Clark 
Rt.  5,  Charlotte 

T.   Mack  Hill 
1715  The   Plaza 
2117   Picardy  Place 

Mrs.  L.  T.  Gill 
Box  197 
Pageland,  S.  C. 

Dr.  W.  P.  Weeks 
2117  Picardy  Place 
Charlotte 


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MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


Churches 

Clerk  of  Session 

Treasurer 

Sharon  

H.  B.  Hunter 

Marsh    Road 

Chas.   A.   Hunter 
630   Marsh   Road 
Charlotte,    N.    C. 

Siler 

Avery  Plyler 

Rt.  2,  Waxhaw 

Carr  Price 
Rt.  5,  Monroe 

Six  Mile  Creek  

S.  L.  LaFrage 

Rt.  2,  Fort  Mill,  S.  C. 

J.   R.    Perry 

15   Academy   St. 

Stanfield   

> 

Steele  Creek  

R.  A.  Grier 

Rt.  3,  Charlotte 

Otto  C.  Brown 
Rt.  3,  Charlotte 

Stephenson  

Frank   Kimbrell 

Indian  Trail 

i  rl  i*  ki  1 

Sugaw  Creek 

J.  P.  Robinson 

1324  Biltmore  Drive 
Charlotte 

Z.  V.  Kiser 

Rt.  7,  Charlotte 

Tabernacle  

0.  L.  Efird 

Rt.  2,  Marshville 

C.  C.  Moore 
Rt.  2,  Marshville 

Tenth  Avenue  

......L.  S.  Boyd 

312  W.  9th  St. 
Charlotte 

A.  Reece  Pegram 
2049  Greenway  Ave. 
Charlotte 

Thomasboro  

H.  P.  Cathey 

322  Hovis  Circle 
Charlotte 

J.   S.   Bennett 
3039  Florida  Ave. 
Charlotte 

Troy  

C.  N.  Eckerson 

Troy 

C  W.  Safrit 
Troy 

Turner  

J.  C.  Richardson 

Rt.  5,  Monroe 

D.  E.  Glenn 
Rt.  5,  Monroe 

Unionville 

J.  Fred  Medlin 

Rt.  2,  Monroe 

Paul  E.  Griffin 
Rt.  2,  Monroe 

Wadesboro  

C.  A.  Bland 

West  Avenue 
Wadesboro 

Mrs.  Chase  Baughn 
West  Wade  Street 
Wadesboro 

Walkersville    

S.  H.  McCain 

Rt.  2,  Waxhaw 

H.  L.  Strawn 
Rt.  2,  Waxhaw 

Waxhaw   

T.  R.  Nisbet 

Waxhaw 

T.  N.  Massey 
Waxhaw 

West  Avenue   

R.  L.  Smith 

2339  Morton  St. 
Charlotte 

Richard  Wilkinson 
513  Grandin  Rd. 
Charlotte 

Westminster    

H.   G.   Robinson 

1418    Kenilworth    Ave. 
Charlotte,  N.   C. 

W.  D.  Lawing 
409  Tremont  Ave. 
Charlotte 

Williams  Memorial  .. 

J.  I.  Hutchison 

Rt.  9,  Charlotte 

E.  L.  McConnell 
Rt.  9,  Charlotte 

Wilmore 

H.  K.  Youngblood 

508  Spruce  St. 
Charlotte 

H.  K.  Youngblood 
508  Spruce  St. 
Charlotte 

THE  ONE  HUNDRED  FIFTY-NINTH  STATED  SESSION 
OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

^  The  Plaza  Church, 

January    19,    1943 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  met  in  its  One  Hundred 
Fifty-Ninth  Stated  Session  in  the  Plaza  Presbyterian  Church, 
Charlotte,  N.  C.  at  10:00  A.  M.,  January  19,  1943.  The  court 
was  called  to  order  by  the  Moderator,  Ruling  Elder  W.  Reid 
Garrison,  and  was  constituted  with  prayer  by  Rev.  J.  W.  Grier. 

At  the  request  of  the  Moderator  the  opening  sermon  was 
preached  by  Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy  from  the  text,  Philippians 
3:10. 

History  of  the  Plaza  Church — The  history  of  the  Plaza  Church 
was  read  by  the  pastor.  Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.  It  was 
adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

This  Church  had  its  beginning  in  a  Sunday  School  organized  in  one 
of  the  rooms  of  the  Belmont  Public  School  building  on  the  fourth  Sunday 
of  February,  1905.  The  first  building  was  erected  on  the  corner  of  Pegram 
and  St.  George  streets  and  was  dedicated  in  September,  1907. 

At  a  meeting  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  on  September  18,  1907  a 
Commission  was  appointed  to  organize  a  Church  in  response  to  a  petition 
signed  by  forty-seven  names  who  thus  signified  their  wish  to  become 
charter  members.  The  organization  was  effected  on  October  6th,  1907, 
and  was   called   'The   Pegram   Street  Presbyterian   Church." 

During  the  pastorate  of  Rev.  I.  E.  Wallace,  D.  D.,  a  lot  was  bought 
at  the  corner  of  Mecklenburg  Ave.  and  The  Plaza.  A  building  was  erected 
at  an  approximate  cost  of  $20,000  to  serve  as  a  permanent  Educational 
Building  and  a  temporary  Sanctuary.  The  first  service  was  held  in  this 
building  on  May  16,  1926  and  the  nam,e  of  the  organization  changed  to 
'The  Plaza  Presbyterian  Church."  At  this  time  the  membership  was  about 
one  hundred  fifty. 

Rev.  Harry  K.  Holland  began  his  work  as  pastor  of  this  Church  on 
November  20,  1932.  During  his  ministry  much  progress  was  made.  He 
resigned  in  January  1941. 

Rev.   J.    Walton    Stewart,    Jr.    began   his    work   as    pastor   on   April    15, 

1941.   A  Church   Building  was   erected  at  a   cost  of  approximately  $32,000 

adjacent    to    the    Educational    Building    and    the    first    service    held    in    it 

on   April   5,    1942.    At   present   the    Church    Membership   is    about   450  and 

the  Sunday  School  enrollment  400.  The  total  indebtedness  is  $15,000. 

The  Roll — The  following  were  present  and  were  enrolled  or 
were  enrolled  during  the  meeting  of  Presbytery : 


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Ministers:  G.  P.  Stevens,  J.  W.  Grier,  C  H.  Little,  J.  G.  Garth,  J.  W. 
Stork,  J.  M.  Walker,  W.  H.  Frazer,  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  A.  A.  Walker,  W. 
H.  Johnston,  C.  H.  Rowan,  B.  F.  Yandell,  A.  L.  McDuffie,  J.  C.  Grier, 
W.  G.  Thomas,,  W.  W.  Akers,  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  W.  B.  Neill,  M.  R. 
Gibson,  J.  P.  H.  McNatt,  C.  D.  Whiteley,  R.  A.  Young,  C.  M.  Boyd, 
J.  S.  Sibley,  A.  H.  Key,  E.  V.  Wiley,  W.  L  Howell,  Jr.,  T.  B.  Anderson, 
D.  K.  Snyder,  J.  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  W.  C.  Smith,  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  C.  N. 
Morrison,  W.  T.  Smith,  H.  B.  Blakely,  Jas.  A.  Jones,  H.  L.  Reaves,  A. 
Julian  Warner,  W.  R.  Buhler,  Jno.  R.  Rosebro,  A.  W.  Shaw,  F.  R. 
McAlister,  N.  R.  McGeachy,  R.  H.  Stone,  R.  E.  Watts,  J.  Walton  Stewart, 
Jr.,  Gary  R.  Blain,  Wm.  A.  Brown,  W.  A.  Alexander,  E.  L.  Flanagan, 
Paul  P.  Thrower,  J.  L.  Griggs,  Holmes  Rolston,  Robert  F.  Boyd,  Robert 
Turner,  Dana  Waters,  F.  C.  Debele,  Jr.,  C,  G.  McClure,  S.  M.  Inman. — 59. 

Ruling  Elders:  W.  H.  Thompson,  Albemarle  Second;  W.  D.  Stanford, 
Amity;  L.  A.  Fesperman,  Badin;  J.  E.  Williams,  Benton  Heights;  W. 
B.  Long,  Bethlehem;  E.  G.  Cochrane,  Caldwell  Memorial;  C.  H.  Trexler, 
Camden;  C.  B.  Choate,  Central  Steele  Creek;  McAlister  Carson,  Char- 
lotte First;  W.  M.  Bogart,  Charlotte  Second;  J.  W.  Lowry,  Commonwealth; 
J.  F.  Patterson,  Hopewell;  M.  G.  Gibson,  Huntersville ;  E.  J.  Stinson, 
Indian  Trail;  E.  W.  Christenbury,  Mallard  Creek;  W.  Harvey  Morrison, 
Monroe  First;  H.  G.  Rhine,  Mulberry;  J.  W.  Thomson,  Myers  Park; 
W.  G.  Shields,  Nevin ;  J.  M.  Russell,  Newell;  Frank  Story,  Norman; 
R.  W.  Summerville,  Paw  Creek;  R.  J.  McEwen,  Philadelphia;  J.  R. 
Miller,  Pineville  ;  C.  A.  Kirkpatrick,  Plaza;  L.  M.  Rea,  Providence;  J.  W 
DeWese,  Ramah ;  W.  W.  Faires,  Robinson;  J.  W.  Craig,  Jr.,  St.  Andrews; 
J.  W.  Kiser,  St.  Paul ;  D.  F.  Westmoreland,  Selwyn  Avenue ;  J.  V.  Brown, 
Sharon;  R.  W.  Davenport,  Steele  Creek;  W.  Reid  Garrison,  Sugaw  Creek; 
L.  S.  Boyd,  Tenth  Avenue ;  H.  P.  Cathey,  Thomasboro ;  L.  L.  Drake, 
Wadesboro;  C.  S.  Massey,  Waxhaw;  David  I.  Hirsch,  West  Avenue; 
W.    T.    Dunlop,    Westminster ;    J.    I.    Hutchison,    Williams    Memorial. — 41. 

Visiting  Brethren:  The  following  were  introduced  and  invited  to  sit 
as  visiting  brethren :  Frank  A.  Brown,  Norfolk  Presbytery ;  P.  Frank 
Price,  Montgomery  Presbytery. 

Election  of  Moderator — Rev.  George  P.  Stevens,  who  was 
nominated  at  the  last  stated  session,  was  unanimously  elected 
to  serve  as  moderator  of  this  meeting. 

Report  of  Committee  on  Arrangements — Rev.  J.  Walton 
Stewart,  Jr.  presented  the  following  report  of  the  Committee 
on  Arrangements  which  was  adopted : 

Presbytery  will  convene  at  10:00  A.  M.,  take  recess  for  lunch  at 
12:45,  reconvene  at  2:15,  hear  Rev.  Frank  A.  Brown  in  a  missionary 
address  at  3 :00,  for  the  transaction  of  other  business  follow  the  docket 
as  outlined  by  Stated  Clerk,  and  adjourn  at  will. 

Appointment  of  Standing  Committees — The  Moderator  an- 
nounced the  appointment  of  the  following  Standing  Commit- 
tees : 

Bills  and  Overtures:  W.  Reid  Garrison,  W.  H.  Frazer,  J.  A.  Redhead, 
Jr. 


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Judicial:  J.  W.  Grier,  C.  H.  Little,  C.  M.  Boyd. 

Records  of  Presbytery:  F.  R.  McAlister,  W.  B.  Neill,  Paul  P.  Thrower. 

Resolutions:    E.  V.  Wiley,   R.   E.  Watts,  Holmes   Rolston. 

Ministers  Dismissed — At  his  own  request  Rev.  W.  C.  Mc- 
Lauchlin  was  granted  a  certificate  of  dismission  to  the  Presby- 
tery  of   Winston-Salem. 

Rev.  A.  L.  McDuffie  requested  the  dissolution  of  the  pastoral 
relationship  existing  between  himself  and  the  Candor,  Biscoe, 
and  Macedonia  churches.  The  churches  concurring,  the  request 
was  granted;  and  Mr.  McDuffie  was  granted  a  certificate  of 
dismission   to   Florida   Presbytery. 

Rev.  W.  W.  Akers  was  granted  a  certificate  of  dismission 
to  Kings  Mountain  Presbytery. 

Changing  Terms  of  Call — The  Thomasboro  Church  requested 
permission  to  change  the  terms  of  the  call  with  reference  to 
the  pastor's  salary — from  $1800  to  $2100  per  year — effective  as 
of  January  1,  1943.  The  request  was  granted. 

Report  of  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work — The 

Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  submitted  its  report 
to  Presbytery.  The  report  was  admitted  to  record  and  is  as  fol- 
lows : 

The  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  is  now  com- 
posed of  the  following: 

Rev.   Wm.   H.   Frazer,   D.   D.,   Chairman 

Rev.   John  A.    Redhead,   D.   D. 

Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan 

Mr.    Rufus   A.    Grier 

Mr.    Buford    Patterson 

Mr'   J.   William  Thomson,  Jr.,   Secretary 

The  commission  has  held  two  meetings  since  the  last  meeting  of 
Presbytery. 

Elder  J.  Wm.  Thomson,  Jr.,  of  the  Myers  Park  Presbyterian  Church, 
was  elected  Secretary  of  the  Commission. 

The  Commission  approved  the  i  equest  of  the  Selwyn  Avenue  Presby- 
terian Church,  that  they  be  allowed  to  extend  a  call  to  Rev.  Samuel  M. 
Inman,  of  the  Mizpah  Presbyterian  Church  of  Richmond,  Va.  At  a  later 
meeting,  this  call  was  found  in  order  and,  after  its  approval,  the  Com- 
mission ordered  it  to  be  presented  to  Presbytery. 

Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  who  has  been  supplying  the  Walkerville  Group 
and  the  Roberdell  Group  of  Churches,  was  given  permission  to  continue 
in   this   capacity. 

The  Commission  granted  permission  to  the  Wilmore  Presbyterian 
Church  to  employ  Rev.  J.  S.  Sibley  as  Temporary  Supply. 

Respectfully   submitted; 

W.   H.   FRAZER,    Chairman 
J,  Wm.  Thomson,  Jr.,  Secretary 


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Minister  Received — Rev.  S.  M.  Inman  presented  a  certificate 
of  membership  and  transfer  from  East  Hanover  Presbytery  and 
applied  for  admission  into  the  membership  of  our  Presbytery. 
After  the  usual  examinations,  which  were  sustained  as  satis- 
factory, he  was  enrolled  as  a  member  of  Mecklenburg  Presby- 
tery upon  signing  the  obligations  required  of  its  members  by 
the  Presbytery. 

A  call  from  the  Selwyn  Avenue  Church  for  the  pastoral  ser- 
vices of  Rev.  S.  M.  Inman,  having  been  approved  to  the  Presby- 
tery by  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work,  was 
placed  in  his  hands  and  accepted  by  him.  The  following  com- 
mission was  appointed  to  install  Mr.  Inman  as  pastor  of  the 
Selwyn  Avenue  Church : 

Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  Chairman;  Rev.  C.  M.  Boyd,  Rev.  J.  S.  Sibley, 
alternate  minister,  Rev.  J.  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  RuHng  Elder  W.  E.  Price, 
alternate  Elder  J.  L.  Ranson.  Rev.  J.  M.  Gettys  of  Bethel  Presbytery  was 
invited  to  serve  on  the  commission.  The  assignment  of  parts  and  other 
arrangements  of  the  installation  were  left  to  the  discretion  of  the  com- 
mission. 

Proposed  Amendments — The  proposed  amendments  to  the 
Book  of  Church  Order  which  were  sent'  down  by  the  General 
Assembly  to  the  Presbytery  were  acted  on  as  follows :  Amend- 
ing Paragraph  122,  disapproved ;  Addition  of  Paragraph  303, 
approved. 

Retirement  of  Ministers — The  Home  Mission  Committee  re- 
quested some  information  as  to  whether  the  retirement  of 
ministers  at  the  age  of  seventy  is  compulsory.  This  request 
was  referred  to  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work 
for  investigation  and  later  report.   • 

Erdman  Love  Chapel — A  group  of  people  who  live  in  the  Erd- 
man  Love  Chapel  community  presented  a  request  to  Presbytery 
that  some  form  of  organization  be  provided  so  that  they  may 
join  the  Presbyterian  Church.  This  request  was  referred  to 
the  Home  Mission  Committee  for  a  reply  after  conference  with 
the  Committee  on  Location  of  Churches. 

The  following  answer  was  given  by  the  Home  Mission  Com- 
mittee: 

In  answer  to  the  communication  from  the  group  of  petitioners  at  the 
Erdman  Love  Chapel  on  Beaty's  Ford  Road  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  com- 
mends this  group  for  their  enthusiasm  and  zeal  in  the  work.  In  view 
of  this  request  for  some  sort  of  organization  to  provide  for  church  mem- 
bership, we  recommend  the  following  answer :  That  we  approve  the  idea 


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and  request  of  these  petitioners  for  reception  into  the  Presbyterian  Church, 
and  we  recommend  that  they  be  taken  under  the  care  of  the  Session  of 
the  Williams  Memorial  Church,  and  that  the  Session  of  the  Williams 
Memorial  Church  meet  at  the  Chapel  to  receive  members  and  cooperate 
in  every  w^ay  possible.  We  further  thank  the  pastor  and  Session  of  the 
Williams  Memorial  Church  for  their  kind  offer  to  assist  in  this  new 
enterprise   for  the   Kingdom. 

Ministers  Installed — The  Commission  previously  appointed 
by  Presbytery  to  install  Rev.  F.  C.  Debele,  Rev.  C.  G.  McClure, 
and  Rev.  D.  K.  Snyder  in  their  respective  pastorates  reported 
the  work  completed.  The  reports  were  admitted  to  record  and 
are  as  follows : 

The  commission  appointed  by  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  to  install  the 
Rev.  F.  C.  Debele,  Jr.,  as  Pastor  of  the  Commonwealth  Presbyterian 
Church  was   composed  of  the   following  members  : 

Dr.    Charles    R.    Nisbet,    Chairman. 

Rev.  Robert  F.  Boyd,  to  deliver  the  sermon. 

Elder  Harry  J.  Spencer,  to  charge  the  Pastor. 

Dr.  James   A.   Jones,  to   charge  the   congregation. 

Elder  W.  H.  Belk. 

Elder  J.   W.   Thomson. 

The  commission  met  Sunday  night,  October  25th  at  7:20  P.  M.  The 
meeting  was  opened  with  prayer  by  Dr.  Nisbet.  On  motion  duly  made  and 
seconded  Elder  J.  W.  Thomson  was  elected  Secretary. 

Dr.  Nisbet,  Chairman  of  the  commission  presided  at  the  installation 
services.  Rev.  R,  F.  Boyd,  pastor  of  the  St.  Andrews  Presbyterian  Church, 
delivered  the   sermon   from   Rev.   1,   1-6. 

Dr.  Nisbet,  propounded  the  qrestions  to  the  Pastor  elect  and  to  the 
congregation.  Having  received  the  proper  answers,  he  declared  the  Rev. 
Debele  as  duly  installed. 

Elder  Harry  J.  Spencer,  of  the  Second  Presbyterian  Church  gave  a 
solemn  charge  to  the  Minister  and  Dr.  James  A.  Jones  charged  the  con- 
gregation as  to  its  duties. 

The  services  were  closed  with  the  Benediction,  pronounced  by  Rev. 
Debele. 

Following  these  services,  the  commission  approved  the  reading  of  the 
minutes   and  were   dismissed  with   prayer. 

CHAS.  R.  NISBET,  Chairman  of  the  Commission 
J.  W.   THOMSON,   Secretary  of  the   Commission 

To  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  in  session  at'  Plaza  Church,  Jan. 
19,  1943. 

Your  Commission  to  install  Rev.  Charles  G.  McClure  as  Pastor  of 
Caldwell  Memorial  Church  convened  at  that  church  on  Sunday,  Nov. 
8th,  1942,  at  7  :00  P.  M.  Those  present  were  Dr.  Wm.  A.  Alexander,  chair- 
man. Dr.  Wm.  H.  Frazer,  Dr.  James   A.  Jones,  and   Ruling  Elders   Tom 


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Glasgow,  J.  Wm.  Thomson  and  H.  J.  Spencer.  The  only  member  of  the 
Commission  not  present  was  Dr.  Chas.  R.  Nisbet  who  was  out  of  the  city. 

The  Commission  was  called  to  order  by  the  Chairman  and  the  meeting 
was   opened  with   prayer.   H.   J.    Spencer  was    elected   Clerk. 

The  Commission  then  went  into  the  church  service  with  the  Caldwell 
Memorial  congregation.  Mr.  Glasgow  presided  through  the  first  part  of 
the  service  and  read  as  the  Scripture  Lesson  Acts  1 :  1-12. 

Dr.  Alexander  preached  the  sermon  and  presided  during  the  remainder 
of  the  service.  His  theme  was  "The  Witnessing  Church"  and  his  text 
was  Acts  1:8. 

At  the  conclusion  of  the  sermon,  Dr.  Alexander  propounded  the  consti- 
tutional questions  to  the  Pastor  and  to  the  Congregation,  and  pronounced 
the   pastoral   relation   consummated. 

The  Charge  to  the  Pastor  was  delivered  by  Dr.  Frazer  and  the  Charge 
to  the  Congregation  by  Dr  .Jones.  At  the  conclusion  of  these  charges. 
Dr.  Frazer  offered  the  Installation  Prayer.  The  Benediction  was  pro- 
nounced  by   the    new    Pastor,    Mr.    McClure. 

After  the  service  the  Commission  met  again  and  approved  the  Minutes 
of  their  meeting,  after  which  they  adjourned  with  prayer. 

W.   A    ALEXANDER,    Chairman 
H.   J.    SPENCER,   Clerk 

Charlotte,    N.    C. 
Nov.  8,  1942. 

To  Mecklenburg-  Presbytery,  in  session  at  Plaza  Church, 
Jan.    19,    1943. 

Your  Commission  appointed  to  install  Rev.  D.  K.  Snyder  as  Pastor  of 
Badin  Church  met  in  that  church  on  Sunday,  Nov.  29th,  1942  at  10:45 
A.  M.  Those  present  were  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  Chairman,  Dr.  J.  W.  Stork, 
Rev.  A.  T,  Taylor  and  H.  J.  Spencer.  Other  members  of  the  Commission, 
Rev.  R.  E.  Watts  and  B.  F.  Matthews,  were  unable  to  attend.  The  meet- 
ing was  opened  with  prayer  and  H.  J.  Spencer  was  appointed  Clerk. 

Following  the  organization,  the  Commission  went  into  the  Church 
Service  at  11  :00  o'clock.  Mr.  Garth  presided.  Dr.  Stork  preached  the  ser- 
mon from  1  Cor.  1 :  23-24.  Mr.  Garth  then  propounded  the  constitutional 
questions  to  the  Pastor  and  Congregation  and  declared  the  pastoral 
relation  consummated.  Mr.  Taylor  then  delivered  the  charge  to  the 
Pastor  and  Mr.  Spencer  the  charge  to  the  Congregation.  At  the  conclu- 
sion  of   the   service   the    Benediction   was   pronounced   by   the    Pastor. 

After  the  service  the  Commission  met  once  more  and  approved  the 
minutes  after  which  they  adjourned  with  prayer. 


Badin,  N.  C. 
Nov.  29,  1942. 


J.   G.   GARTH,   Chairman 
H.    J.    SPENCER,    Clerk 


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Recess — Recess  was  taken  until  2:15  P.  M.  The  closing  prayer 
was  offered  by  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth. 


AFTERNOON   SESSION 

Presbytery  reconvened  at  2:15  P.  M.  and  was  opened  with 
prayer  by  Rev.  P.  Frank  Price. 

Election  of  Conunissioners — The  first  order  of  bulsiness 
for  the  afternoon  session  was  the  election  of  Commissioners 
to  the  General  Assembly  meeting  in  Montreat,  N.  C.  May  27 , 
1943.  As  a  result  of  the  election  the  following  were  chosen  as 
Commissioners : 


MINISTERS 


Principals 

G.  P.  Stevens,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 
W.  H.  Johnston,  Charlotte,  N.  C 
B.   F.   Yandell.   Charlotte.   N.    C 
J.   L.   Griggs,   Charlotte,  N.   C 
Holmes  Rolston,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 


Alternates 

C.  M.  Boyd,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 
J.  C.  Grier_,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 
W.  A.  Brown,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 
J.    E.    Mcjunkin,    Huntersville 
T.  B.  Anderson,  Monroe,  N.  C. 


RULING   ELDERS 
Principals 

W.  R.  Garrison,  Sugaw  Creek 
McAlister    Carson,    Charlotte    First 
S.  L.  LaFrage,  Six  Mile  Creek 
W.  Harvey  Morrison,  Monroe  First 
J.  I.  Hutchison,  Williams   Memorial 


Alternates 

C.   G.   Pepper,  Hamlet 

L.  L.  Drake,  Wadesboro 

W.    D.    Dunlop,    Westminster 

J.  W.  Kiser,  St.  Paul 

J.   W.   Craig.   St.  Andrews 


Motion  was  made  and  passed  that  the  election  of  Commis* 
sioners  should  be  interpreted  to  mean  that  alternate  number 
one  shall  be  the  first  alternate  to  all  principals  and  number 
two  shall  be  second  alternate  to  all,  etc. 

Committee  on  Evangelism — Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer,  chairman, 
made  a  verbal  report  for  the  Committee  on  Evangelism,  ex- 
plaining that"  due  to  the  press  of  other  duties  there  had  not 
been  opportunity  for  the  preparation  of  a  formal  report.  Pas- 
tors and  Sessions  were  urged  to  emphasize  evangelism  in  the 
program  of  all  the  churches.  The  hope  was  expressed  that 
every  church  in  the  Presbytery  would  arrange  for  a  series  of 
evangelistic  services  some  time  in  the  year.  All  the  ministers 
were  requested  to  give  themselves  in  willingness  to  assist 
brother  ministers  or  vacant  churches  in  at  least  one  such  evan- 
gelistic  meeting. 


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The  work  of  the  Assembly's  Committee  on  Evangelism  was 
commended  for  our  study  and  cooperation.  Under  the  leader- 
ship of  Presbytery's  Chairman  subscriptions  for  five  hundred 
dollars  were  pledged  for  the  support  of  the  Assembly's  Com- 
mittee. 

Committee  on  Foreign  Missions — Rev.  G.  P.  Stevens,  chair- 
man, presented  the  report  for  the  Committee  on  Foreign  Mis- 
sions. Pending  the  adoption  of  the  report,  Rev.  Frank  A.  Brown 
spoke  on  the  work  in  China,  and  prayer  for  the  work  was 
offered  by  Rev.  Holmes  Rolston.  The  report  was  adopted  and 
is  as  follows: 

The  following  members  of  your  committee  who  live  in  Charlotte,  Rev. 
B.  Frank  Yandell,  Rev.  G.  P.  Stevens  and  Ruling  Elder  L.  S.  Boyd,  held 
a  meeting  early  in  December  and  according  to  a  suggestion  of  the  Exec- 
utive Committee  of  Foreign  Missions  in  Nashville  decided  to  request 
some  others  to  assist  us  :  for  the  laymen,  Mr.  W.  E.  Price ;  for  the  ladies, 
Mrs.  W.  E.  Mears,  President,  and  Mrs.  H.  L.  Reaves,  Secretary  of  the 
Presbyterial  Auxiliary ;   for  the  young  people,   Mr,   Roy  Gwaltney. 

On  December  10th  Messrs.  Yandell,  Price  and  Stevens  with  Mrs. 
Mears  and  Mrs.  Reaves  made  a  one-day  visit  to  Monroe,  Wadesboro, 
Mt.  Gilead  and  Albemarle  to  confer  with  ministers  and  others  and  take 
study  books  for  inspection.  W^e  have  tried  to  help  in  securing  literature 
for  schools  of  missions ;  but,  due  to  war  conditions,  Nashville  has  found 
it  difficult  to  supply  us  and  the  churches. 

Speakers  have  been  secured  as  follows  :  Dr.  Frank  A.  Brown  of  China 
to  speak  at  Presbytery  and  give  his  time  from  January  19th  to  February 
7th  speaking  in  the  churches.  Miss  Marian  Wilcox  also  of  China  has 
been  secured  for  the  whole  season  save  for  a  few  days  in  Rock  Hill  and 
Greenville,  S.  C.  Mr.  W.  L.  Anderson  of  Africa  was  secured  from  January 
8th  to  15th. 

Already  many  of  our  churches  have  been  supplied  with  speakers.  We 
hope  to  arrange  a  schedule  for  other  churches  of  our  Presbytery  from 
now  until  February  7th.  Some  churches  are  delaying  their  week  of  Prayer 
and  Self  Denial  until  February  7th  to  14th.  For  such  we  will  help  with 
speakers  as  we  are  able. 

Your    Committee    recommends : 

1.  That  Dr.  Frank  A.  Brown  be  asked  to  speak  on  Foreign  Missions 
before  our  Presbytery  at  3 :00  P.  M  . 

2.  That  a  Call  to  Prayer  as  prepared  by  Dr.  P.  Frank  Price  be  made 
available  to  all  our  ministers. 

Respectfully   submitted, 

G.  P.  STEVENS,  Chairman 

L.  S.  BOYD 

B.  F.  YANDELL 

OREN    MOORE 

D.   K.   SNYDER 

A.  S.  CATHEY 


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Committee  on  Resolutions — The  Committee  on  Resolutions 
presented  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Mecklenburg  Presbytery  in  session  January  19th  at  the  Plaza  Presby- 
terian Church  wishes  to  congratulate  this  Church  on  the  completion  of 
their  church  plant  and  to  thank  the  Church  for  extending  to  Presbytery 
the  invitation  to  meet  in  this  beautiful  new  auditorium. 

We  wish  to  thank  the  Pastor  of  the  church  Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart, 
Jr.,  for  his  efforts  to  care  for  the  needs  of  Presbytery.  And  we  wish  to 
thank  the  ladies  of  the  church  for  the  excellent  dinner  which  they  served. 

We  would  like  also  to  request  that  a  copy  of  these  resolutions  be  sent 
to  the  Session  of  the  Church  and  that  the  minister  be  requested  to  read 
them  to  the  congregation. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

E.  V.  WILEY,  Chairman 
HOLMES  ROLSTON  i 

R.  E.  WATTS 

Records  of  Presbytery — The  Committee  on  Records  of  Pres- 
bytery submitted  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Your  Committee  on  the  Records  of  Presbytery  reports  that  the  Stated 
Clerk  of  Presbytery  has  submitted  to  us  the  typewritten  and  printed 
minutes  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  for  the  157th  Stated  Session  at  Paw 
Creek,  July  14th,  1942;  a  called  meeting  at  Queens  College,  September  9, 
1942;  and  the  158th  Stated  Session  at  Mallard  Creek,  October  20,  1942. 

We  have  examined  these  minutes  and  find  them  complete  as  to  con- 
tent and  neat  in  form.  As  far  as  we  can  ascertain,  the  recommendations 
regarding  minutes  of  Presbytery  have  been  carried  out,  including  the 
printing  of  a  list  of  Clerks  of  Sessions  and  Treasurers  of  Churches  of 
the  Presbytery. 

We  commend  our  Stated  Clerk  for  the  neat  and  thorough  way  in  which 
he  has  kept  our  minutes. 

We  recommend  that  this  copy  of  the  printed  minutes  be  adopted  as 
the  official  record  of  our  Presbytery  for  the  above  named  meetings. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

F.  R.  McALISTER,  Chairman 
PAUL   P.   THROWER 
W.   B.  NEILL 

Christian  Education  Movement — Mr.  McAlister  Carson  pre- 
sented an  informal  report  for  the  committee  on  the  Christian 
Education  Movement,  which  was  received  as  information. 

Defense  Service  Council — The  Defense  Service  Council  sub- 
mitted  a   verbal   report   which   was   received   as   information. 

Bills  and  Overtures — The  Committee  on  Bills  and  Overtures 
reported  that  no  business  had  come  into  their  hands. 


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Judicial  Committee — The  Judicial  Committee  reported  that 
it  had  transacted  no  business. 

Stewardship  Report — Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  chairman,  submitted 
the  report  for  the  Committee  on  Stewardship  which  was  adopt- 
ed and  is  as  follows : 

Your  Committee  on  Stewardship  begs  leave  to  submit  its  report  and 
recommend  the  amounts  and  percentages  of  the  benevolent  budget  of 
the  Presbytery  for  its  local,  Synodical  and  Assembly  causes.  We  are 
conscious  of  our  inability  to  measure  the  financial  duty  of  any  church. 
AH  vv^e  can  do  is  to  note  what  each  church  has  done  in  the  past,  and  try 
to  fit  the  quotas  to  the.  budget  asked  by  the  Synod.  If  we  have  made 
them  too  little  or  too  large,  it  is  the  privilege  of  each  church  to  ask  for 
a   rectification   of   the   amounts. 

However,  we  must  recognize  that  each  church  as  a  unit  in  the  Pres- 
bytery must  bear  its  own  burden,  whether  large  or  small,  and  we  must 
give  according  to  our  proportion  of  faith,  and  this  will  be  true  liberality. 

The  churches  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  as  the  largest  Presbytery  in 
the  Assembly  have  a  double  duty : — to  measure  up  to  our  ability  and  to 
set  an  example  for  all  the  rest  of  the  Assembly.  We  are  all  facing  alike 
the  tremendous  liabilities  of  our  time,  and  regular  work  to  support,  our 
ministry  to  our  men  in  service  must  be  maintained,  the  church's  future 
opportunity  to  face,  which  all  prophesy  will  be  the  greatest  the  church 
has   known   since    Pentecost. 

Many  people  are  receiving  increased  incomes.  The  government  asks 
for  war  support,  which  we  must  give.  But  let  us  riot  forget  the  work 
of  our  Master,  and  get  ready  to  meet  the  wide  open  doors  that  will  spread 
before  us  when  the  war  is  won.  Let  us  r|;ieet  our  quotas,  and  let  us  pray 
for  the  grace  of  liberality.  "God  loveth  a  cheerful  giver!"  "Thanks  be 
unto   God  for   His   unspeakable  gift." 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1.  That  the  following  table  of  percentages  for  1943-1944  be  used  in  the 
distribution  of  benevolent  gifts : 

1.  Presbytery's     Home     Missions 22    % 

2.  Foreign     Missions 25     % 

3.  Orphan's     Home 6    % 

4.  Assembly's    Home    Missions 10    % 

5.  C.    E.    &    M.    R 5    % 

6.  Synod's   Home    Missions 5    % 

7.  Schools   and   Colleges ^ 12^% 

8.  U.    T.    Seminary 1^% 

9.  Relig.  Ed.  &  Pub 2^% 

10.  Bible     Cause : 5^% 

11.  As.   Training  School ^% 

12.  Relig.   Ed.  in   Synod 3^% 

13.  Rdig.  Ed.  in  Presbytery 1     % 

14.  Presbytery's    Office 5     % 

100% 


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23 


2.  That  Sunday,  March  7,  1943,  be  designated  as  Every  Member  Can- 
vass Sunday,  and  that  every  church  be  urged  to  make  this  day  the  time 
for  the  culmination  of  efforts  to  develop  the  grace  of  HberaHty  in  each 
of  the  members,  leading  them  to  a  joyful  experience  in  partnership  with 
God  in  giving. 

3.  That  Sunday,  March  28,  1943  be  set  as  "Pay-Up  Day,"  when  all 
members  are  urged  to  complete  the  payment  of  all  pledges  made  to 
Christ  and  the  Church. 

4.  That  Churches  be  urged  to  accept  in  full  the  apportionments  made 
to  them  by  the  Presbytery  and  to  adhere  strictly  to  the  percentages  in 
the  distribution  of  their  total  benevolences  to  the  fourteen  causes. 

5.  That  we  accept  for  our  Presbytery  the  benevolent  asking  of  $150,- 
534.00  and  that  the  following  quotas  be  assigned  to  the  Churches : 


Albermarle  First  $  2446 

Lilesville 

27 

Providence 

815 

Albemarle  Second 

,    430 

Locust 

102 

Ramah 

296 

Altan 

55 

Macedonia 

68 

Rehoboth 

41 

Amay   James 

25 

Mallard    Creek 

541 

Robinson             ' 

250 

Amity 

409 

Marks    Creek 

100 

Roberdell 

82 

Badin 

323 

Marshville 

68 

Rockingham 

430 

Banks 

244 

Marston 

108 

Rourk 

50 

Benton    Heights 

50 

Matthews 

300 

Salem 

50 

Bethany 

27 

Monroe  First 

4072 

St.  Andrews 

700 

Bethel 

2275 

Morgan  Mem'l 

150 

St.   Paul 

1075 

Bethlehem 

150 

Morven 

275 

Selwyn  Avenue 

550 

Beulah 

68 

McGee 

300 

Sharon 

1358 

Biscoe 

108 

McLean    Mem'l 

50 

Siler 

95 

Brainerd 

109 

Myers    Park 

30000 

Six  Mile  Creek 

27 

Caldwell    Mem'l 

9772 

Mt  Carmel 

60 

Steele  Creek 

8143 

Camden 

82 

Mt.  Gilead 

190 

Stephenson 

12 

Cameronian 

135 

Mulberry 

1221 

Sugaw   Creek 

3000 

Candor 

164 

Newell 

150 

Tabernacle 

30 

Camp  Greene 

150 

Nevin 

100 

Tenth  Avenue 

3600 

Central    Steele    Ck.    678 

Norman 

36 

Thomasboro 

500 

Charlotte    First 

25000 

N.  Charlotte 

200 

Troy 

100 

Charlotte    Second 

42075 

Norwood 

135 

Turner 

48 

Commonwealth 

150 

Oakboro 

36 

Unionville 

36 

/  Community 

41 

Pageland 

75 

Wadesboro 

543 

Cook's    Mem'l 

408 

Paw   Creek 

1629 

Walkersville 

109 

Cornelius 

96 

Peachland 

27 

Waxhaw 

272 

Ellerbe 

150 

Pee  Dee 

27 

West  Avenue 

1344 

Hamlet 

957 

Plaza 

1075 

Westminster 

4000 

Hopewell 

1150 

Philadelphia 

543 

Williams   Mem'l 

950 

Huntersville 

1221 

Pineville 

408 

Wilmore 

600 

Indian   Trail 

135 

Pleasant    Hll 

323 

Lee   Park 

50 

Polkton 

108 

Some  of  the  causes  to  which  we  should  contribute  100%  have  received 
far  less  than  their  proportionate  share.  THE  MECKLENBURG  PRES- 
BYTERIAN for  June  1942  called  attention  to  the  fact  that  the  Presby- 
tery's Office  received  only  one  half  of  what  it  was  in  the  budget  to 
receive ;  Religious  Education  in  the  Presbytery  and  Synod  received  only 
52%;  Synod's  Home  Missions  52^%;  Presbytery's  Home  Missions  55%; 
Educational  Institutions  55%. 


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These  iv^orthy  causes  deserve  a  larger  support. 

6.  That  our  churches  avail  themselves  of  the  fine  promotional  literature 
that  may  be  gotten  from  the  Assembly's  Stewardship  Office  in  Atlanta. 
And  that  well  in  advance  of  the  Every  Member  Canvass  Sunday  our 
people  be  made  stewardship  conscious  by  the  display  of  E.  M.  C.  posters, 
distribution  of  tithing  and  other  stewardship  literature  and  by  the  preach- 
ing of  giving  to  the  treasury  of  the  Lord. 

Presbytery  would  most  heartily  commend  those  13  church,  auxiliary 
and  Sunday  School  treasurers  who  have  remitted  each  month  to  the 
benevolent  causes  of  the  Church. 

We  would  remind  our  churches  that  the  Presbytery's  Office  is  pre- 
pared to  handle  all  of  your  benevolent  money.  It  is  disbursed  each  month 
in  full  to  each  of  the  fourteen  causes.  To  use  the  facilities  of  the  office 
would  greatly  simplify  matters  for  the  local  church  treasurer. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

J.  G.  GARTH,  Chairman. 

Place  of  Next  Meeting — The  Moderator  and  the  Stated  Clerk 
were  authorized  to  secure  a  place  for  the  meeting  of  the  next 
Stated  Session  of  Presbytery,  April  20,  1943. 

Nomination  of  Moderator — Rev.  B.  Frank  Yandell  was  nom- 
inated for  Moderator  of  the  next  stated  meeting  of  Presbytery. 

Adoption  of  Minutes — ^The  minutes  of  this  session  of  Presby- 
tery were  read  and  adopted. 

Adjournment — After  the  singing  of  the  Doxology  and  the 
closing  prayer  offered  by  Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson,  Presbytery  ad- 
journed to  meet  in  the  next'  Stated  Session  at  10:00  A.  M.,  on 
April  20,   1943. 

GEORGE  P.  STEVENS,  Moderator 

B.  F.  YANDELL,  Acting  Permanent  Clerk. 
J.  W.  STORK,  Assistant  Clerk. 
W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk. 


THE  ONE  HUNDRED  SIXTIETH  STATED  SESSION 
OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

Steele  Creek  Church, 
April    20,  1943. 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  met  in  its  One  Hundred  Six- 
tieth Stated  Session  in  the  Steele  Creek  Presbyterian  Church, 
Charlotte,  N.  C.  at  10:00  A.  M.  on  Tuesday,  April  20,  1943.  The 
court  was  called  to  order  by  the  Moderator,  Rev.  George  P. 
Stevens,  and  was  constituted  with  prayer  by  Rev.  Wm.  A. 
Brown.  The  meeting  was  opened  with  Divine  Worship  and  a 
missionary  sermon  from  the  text,  Acts  1 :8,  by  the  Moderator. 

Communion — The  Communion  of  the  Lord's  Supper  was  ad- 
ministered by  Rev.  J.  W.  Grier  and  Rev.  P.  H.  Gwynn,  Jr.,  as- 
sisted by  the  following  Ruling  Elders  of  the  Steele  Creek 
Church:  G.  S.  Cook,  W.  H.  Clark,  R.  W.  Davenport,  Jasper 
Price,  I.  H.  Freeman,  Lester  Brown,  B.  B.  Wilson,  George  F. 
Brown,  L  B.  Faires,  Lester  Byrum,  and  R.  A.  Grier. 

Memorial — A  memorial  to  Rev.  John  W.  Moore  was  prepared 
and  read  by  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth.  Pending  the  adoption  of  this 
memorial  Presbytery  observed  a  season  of  prayer  on  behalf  of 
the  surviving  members  of  Dr.  Moore's  family.  The  prayer  was 
led  by  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker.  The  memorial  was  adopted  by  a  rising 
vote  and  is  as  follows : 

John  Wallace  Moore  was  born  near  Sugaw  Creek  church  in  Mecklen- 
burg County,  North  Carolina,  May  18,  1866.  His  father  was  John  Wilson 
Moore,  one  of  Mecklenburg  county's  most  picturesque  characters.  His 
mother  was  Margaret  Gibbon,  daughter  of  Dr.  John  R.  Gibbon  of  Char- 
lotte, N.  C. 

John  Wilson  Moore,  who  was  a  farmer,  moved  to  the  community  of 
Hopewell  Presbyterian  church,  and  the  children  were  all  identified  with 
that  historic  church,  and  all  of  them  became  active  Christians  and  church 
workers,  a  number  of  them  taking  outstanding  places  in  the  life  of  the 
Presbyterian  church.  There  were  four  sons  and  four  daughters. 

John  Wallace  Moore  was  the  oldest  child.  His  brother  N.  G.  Moore  was 
next  and  died  in  Mooresville,  N.  C.  some  years  ago.  L.  L.  Moore  became 
a  medical  missionary  in  China,  and  later  was  ordained  and  spent  his 
last  years  in  America,  notably  a  long  pastorate  in  Taylorsville,  N.  C. 
Samuel  W.  Moore  was  for  many  years  pastor  at  Bluefield,  W  .Va.  and 
has  retired  from  active  pastoral  work,  and  makes  his  home  in  Ft.  Pierce, 
Fla. 


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The  four  sisters  were  Lizzie,  Annie,  who  was  the  wife  of  J.  M.  Sample 
of  Ft.  Pierce,  Fla.  who  is  now  living,  Mary  who  was  Mrs.  Thomas  J. 
Smith,  of  Charlotte,  N.  C,  and  Fannie  who  is  Mrs.  W.  E.  Tylander  of 
Ft.  Pierce,  Fla. 

John  Wallace  Moore  in  his  boyhood  united  with  Hopewell  church, 
and  obtained  his  high  school  education  in  Hugh  Gray's  noted  school  at 
Huntersville,  N.  C.  He  attended  Davidson  College  and  received  his  B.  A. 
degree  there  in  1886.  In  1921  he  received  the  degree  of  doctor  of  divinity 
from  Davidson.  He  attended  Princeton  Theological  Seminary  and  finished 
his  course  there  in  1890,  when  he  was  both  licensed  and  ordained  on  May 
15,  1890  by  Mecklenburg  Presbytery,  and  set  apart  for  foreign  mission 
work,  and  went  to  Kochi,  Japan,  where  he  stayed  till  1898. 

The  departure  of  John  Wallace  Moore  to  Japan  set  the  signal  for 
others  to  devote  their  lives  to  the  foreign  cause.  John  had  made  this 
determination  soon  after  his  union  with  the  church.  Hopewell  had  five 
'  others  who  caught'  the  vision  of  the  man  of  Macedonia,  and  all  went  to 
Japan  except  one,  L.  L.  Moore,  who  went  to  China.  These  were  Ola  Pat- 
terson, who  is  Mrs.  W.  C.  Gumming  of  Davidson,  Ella  Houston,  Lizzie 
Moore  who  went  to  Japan  to  mother  John's  family  after  the  death  of 
Mary  Ellie  Reed,  his  wife,  Mary  Torrence  who  was  married  to  L.  L. 
Moore  who  went  as  a  medical  missionary  to  China.  She  first  went  to 
Japan. 

The  devotion  of  this  family  group  is  a  distinction  in  Presbyterian 
history,  as  well  as  a  remarkable  instance  of  old  Hopewell's  long  career 
as  the  mother  of  ministers  and  missionairies.  ^ 

John  Wallace  Moore  and  Mary  Ellie  Reed  who  was  of  Steele  Creek 
were  married  June  15,  1890.  They  left  one  son,  John  Watson  Moore,  now 
for  many  years  superintendent  of  schools  in  Winston-Salem,,  N.  C.  Mrs. 
Moore  died  in  1893  just  three  years  after  her  marriage.  On  Sept.  17,  1895 
X.  W.  Moore  married  Kate  Thompson  Boude  of  Pleasant  Hill,  Mo.,  who  was 
herself  a  missionary  in  Japan,  and  she  survives  him  with  the  following 
children:  Maj.  Boude  C.  Moore  of  Arlington,  Va. ;  Rev.  Lardner  W.  Moore, 
now  with  the  Army  Intelligence;  Lieut.-Col.  Wallace  H.  Moore,  in  Pacific 
area;  Rev.  James  Erskine  Moore,  now  a  chaplain  in  the  Army  in  North 
Africa;  Lieut.  Bertha  L.  Moore,  registered  nurse.  Camp  Blanding,  Fla.; 
Miss  Eleanor  Moore  who  is  with  Mt.  Vernon  Seminary,  Washington,  D.  C, 
and  Katherine,  Mrs.  C.  A.  Curnow,  of  Long  Island,  N.  Y. 

Dr.  Moore  and  his  family  with  their  children  spent  a  few  days  together 
last  August  on  South  River,  near  Annapolis,  Md.  A  mimeographed  sheet 
describing  this  beautiful  home-coming  was  received  some  week  or  two 
before  Dr.  Moore  passed  to  his  reward.  This  is  a  very  precious  memory 
to  this  large  connection. 

Dr.  Moore  describes  their  sweet  associations  together,  when  from  15 
to  34  people  sat  down  to  meals  together  at  a  long  table  under  the  trees, 
father  and  mother,  sons  and  daughters  and  grandchildren  all  in  one 
family,  happily  unaware  that  this  was  the  last  time  they  would  have 
unbroken  communion.  The  family  united  in  thanksgiving  and  praise  for 
the  goodness  of  God  that  had  kept  the  eight  children  and  18  grandchildren 
under  His  care,  especially,  Lardner  who  had  been  a  prisoner  in  Japan  and 
came  home  on  the  Gripsholm  just  in  time  for  the  reunion. 


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Dr.  Moore's  services  may  be  thus  listed :  Kochi,  Japan,  1890-1898 ; 
Susaki,  Japan,  1898-1909;  stated  supply  at  Hagerman,  Texas,  1911-1913; 
back  in  Japan  Susaki,  1913-1922 ;  Takamatsu,  1922-1936.  He  then  honorably 
retired  having  reached  the  age  of  70  years,  hq  remained  in  Japan  1937- 
1938  and  then  came  to  Mt.  Washington,  Md.  1939-1941,  and  then  removed 
to  Ft.  Pierce  and  Safety  Harbor,  Fla.,  which  last  he  called  his  home  till 
death. 

Dr.  Moore  and  his  first  wife  lost  an  infant  son,  and  the  last  wife  and 
he  lost  two  sons,  Mason  and  Lynford,  the  first  a  college  boy  and  the 
latter  an  infant.  Mrs.  Kate  Boude  Moore,  the  wife  and  all  her  children  ex- 
cept the  two  named  survive.  Dr.  Moore  is  survived  by  Sam  W.  Moore, 
Miss  Lizzie  Moore  and  Fannie  Moore  Tylander,  his  brother  and  sisters. 

And  thus  we  have  the  record  of  a  long  and  useful  life.  Many  shall  rise 
up  in  that  day  and  call  him  blessed  both  in  Japan  and  in  America,  and  we 
his  brethren  thank  God  for  the  example,  the  faith,  the  constancy,  the 
courage  and  the  industry  of  this  Godly  man. 

Dr.  Moore  died  on  Friday,  March  19,  1943  in  Morton  Plant  Hospital. 
Clearwater,  Fla.  He  had  been  battling  against  a  heart  ailment  for  several 
years.  Funeral  services  were  conducted  at  Hopewell  church  on  Sunday, 
March  21.  The  last  rites  were  conducted  in  the  church  of  his  childhood 
by  the  pastor  of  Hopewell,  Rev.  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  assisted  by  Rev.  John  R. 
Cunningham,  D.D.,  president  of  Davidson  College. 

The  funeral  took  place  immediately  after  the  morning  service  at 
Hopewell  at  which  Dr.  Cunningham  had  preached  and  the  order  of 
service  merged  into  the  funeral  on  the  arrival  of  the  party  at  noon.  There 
was  a  down  pour  of  rain  all  that  day,  but  in  spite  of  the  inclemency  of 
the  weather,  a  large  throng  of  his  friends  gathered,  as  well  as  most  of  the 
family.  A  great  array  of  flowers  surrounded  the  casket,  and  in  the  historic 
old  cemetery  of  Hopewell  John  Wallace  Moore  was  laid  to  his  last  rest, 
amid  relatives  and  friends  of  long  ago. 


Servant  of  God  well  done. 

Rest  from  thy  loved  employ; 

The  battle  fought,  the  victory  won, 

Enter  thy  Master's  joy! 

The  voice  at  midnight  came ; 
He  started  up  to  hear; 
A  mortal  arrow  pierced  his  frame; 
He  fell,  but  felt  no  fear. 

His  spirit  with  a  bound 

Left  its   encumbering  clay; 

His  tent,  at  sunrise,  on  the  ground 

A  darkened  ruin  lay. 

Soldier  of  Christ,  well  done! 
Praise  be  thy  new  employ; 
And,  while  eternal  ages  run, 
Rest  in  thy  Savior's  joy. 

— Montgomery 


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Roll — ^The  following  were  present  and  were  enrolled  or  were 
enrolled  during  the  meeting  of  Presbytery: 

Ministers:   G.  P.  Stevens,  J.  W.  Grier,  C.  H.  Little,  J.  G.  Garth,  J.  W. 

Stork,  J.  M.  Walker,  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  T.  F.  Huneycutt,  A.  A.  Walker, 
C  C.  Beam,  W.  H.  Johnston,  C.  H.  Rowan,  B.  F.  Yandell,  J.  C.  Grier, 
W.  G.  Thomas,  A.  T.  Taylor,  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  W.  B.  Neill,  M.  R.  Gibson, 
J.  P.  H.  McNatt,  C.  D.  Whiteley,  R.  A.  Young,  C.  M.  Boyd,  A.  H.  Key, 
E.  V.  Wiley,  L.  T.  Gill,  W.  L  Howell,  Jr.,  T.  B.  Anderson,  D.  K.  Snyder, 
John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  W.  C.  Smith,  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  C.  N.  Morrison,  W.  T. 
Smith,  Jas.  A.  Jones,  H.  L.  Reaves,  A.  J.  Warner,  W.  R.  Buhler,  Jno.  'R. 
Rosebro,  A.  W.  Shaw,  F.  R.  McAHster,  N.  R.  McGeachy,  R.  H.  Stone, 
R.  E.  Watts,  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.,  Gary  R.  Blain,  Wm.  A.  Brown, 
P.  H.  Gwynn,  Jr.,  W.  A.  Alexander,  Paul  P.  Thrower,  J.  L.  Griggs,  Holmes 
Rolston,  Robert  F.  Boyd,  Robert  Turner,  Dana  Waters,  F.  C.  Debele,  Jr., 
C.   G.   McClure,   S.    M.   Inman. — 58. 

Ruling  Elders:  D.  M.  Morrow,  Albermarle  First;  Edgar  Goodwin, 
Amay  James;  J.  C.  Byrum,  Amity;  D.  E.  Brady,  Jr.,  Badin;  Vance  Baucom, 
Brainerd;  J.  O.  Jones,  Caldwell  Memorial;  C.  H.  Trexler,  Camden;  H.  T. 
Baldwin,  Cameronian;  J.  O.  Hawfield,  Camp  Greene;  J.  C.  Munn,  Candor; 
J.   N.   Herron,   Central   Steele   Creek;    McAlister   Carson,   Charlotte  First; 

A.  V.  Russell,  Charlotte  Second ;  John  W.  Lowry,  Commonwealth ;  Pink 
Sutton,  Community;  T.  M.  Davis,  Cooks  Memorial;  J.  H.  Thomas,  EHerbe; 
J.  E.  McLauchlin,  Hamlet ;  E.  V.  Kerns,  Hopewell ;  John  R.  Barnette, 
Huntersville ;  E.  J.  Stinson,  Indian  Trail;  Grady  Williams,  Lee  Park; 
C.  W.  Allred,  Macedonia;  J.  K.  McLaughlin,  Mallard  Creek;  N.  O.  Alexan- 
der, Matthews;  N.  C.  Long,  McGee;  G.  B.  McClellan,  Monroe  First; 
V.  L.  Wall,  Morven;  Lee  Mclnnis,  Mt.  Carmel;  J.  H.  Rhyne,  Mulberry; 
John  S.  Cansler,  Myers  Park;  J.  W.  Gettys,  Nevin;  J.  M.  Russell,  Newell; 

B.  B.  Young,  North  Charlotte;  D.  E.  Clark,  Pageland;  Plato  W.  Daven- 
port, Paw  Creek;  W.  M.  Junker,  Philadelphia;  E.  H.  Hand,  Pineville; 
T.  E.  Hoover,  Pleasant  Hill ;  P.  P.  Patterson,  Providence ;  Fred  W.  Alex- 
ander, Ramah;  W.  T.  Wicker,  Roberdell;  H.  L.  Pickett,  Rockingham; 
J.  W.  Craig,  Jr.,  St.  Andrews;  Nat  C.  White,  St.  Paul;  W.  P.  Harkey, 
Selwyn  Avenue;   Harvey  B.  Hunter,  Sharon;   A.  W.  Davis,  Siler;  James 

B.  Perry,  Six  Mile  Creek;  W.  H.  Clark,  Steele  Creek;  Chas.  W.  Robinson, 
Sugaw  Creek;  J.  M.  Davenport,  Tenth  Avenue;  A.  L.  Primm,  Thomasboro; 

C.  W.  Safrit,  Troy;  C.  A.  Bland,  Wadesboro;  A.  B.  Norwood,  Walkers- 
ville;  C.  S.  Massey,  Waxhaw;  W.  W.  Watt,  Jr.,  West  Avenue;  H.  G. 
Robinson,  Westminster;  Clyde  L.  Hunter,  Williams  Memorial;  W.  P. 
Glenn,  Wilmore. — 6L 

Visiting  Brethren — The  following  were  introduced  to  Pres- 
bytery and  invited  to  sit  with  us  as  visiting  brethren :  Rev.  J. 
M.  Wells,  Harmony  Presbytery;  Rev.  W.  C.  Neel,  Kings  Moun- 
tain Presbytery;  Rev.  J.  O.  Mann,  Wilmington  Presbytery; 
Rev.  J.  A.  Mclntyre,  Bethel  Presbytery. 

Arrangements^ — Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  chairman  of  the  Commit- 
tee on  Arrangements,  presented  a  report  which  was  adopted 
and  is  as  follows : 

Your  Committee  on  Arrangements  would  suggest  that  Presbytery  adopt 
the  following  schedule  of  hours  and  orders : 

1.  Convene  at  10:00  A.  M. 

2.  Take  recess  for  lunch  at  12:30  P.  M. 


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3.  Reconvene  at  1 :30  P.  M. 

4.  The  Defense  Service  Council  representatives  be  heard  1 :30-l  :45  p.  m. 

5.  The  Executive  Committee  of  Presbytery's  Home  Missions  be  given 
the  order  of  the  day  at  1 :45  P.  M. 

6.  Take  recess   for  supper  at  6:00  P.  M. 

7.  Reconvene  at  7:30  P.   M. 

8.  Preaching  by  candidates  for  licensure  shall  be  the  first  order  of 
the  evening  session. 

9.  Adjourn  at  will. 

Respectfully    submitted, 

J.   M.  WALKER,  Chairman 

Standing  Committees — The  Moderator  announced  the  ap- 
pointment of  Standing  Committee  as  follows : 

1.  Arrangements — J.  M.  Walker  and  W.  H.  Clark. 

2.  Bills  and  Overtures— G.  P.  Stevens,  A.  Julian  Warner,  M.  B.  Prince, 
Jr.,  Holmes  Rolston  and  McAlister  Carson. 

3.  Judicial— C.  H.  Rowan,  C.  N.  Morrison,  Paul  P.  Thrower,  Wm.  A. 
Brown,  and  Nat  C.  White. 

4.  Minutes  of  Synod— J.  C  Grier,  W.  G.  Thomas,  Q.  N.  Huneycutt, 
J.  L.  Griggs  and  I.  B.  Faires. 

5.  Resolutions — C.  G.  McClure,  Dana  Waters,  R.  F.  Boyd,  and  C.  W. 
Safrit. 

6.  Sessional  Records — J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.,  F.  C.  Debele,  Jr.,  A.  T. 
Taylor. 

Terms  of  Calls  Changed^ — Communications  from  a  number  of 

churches     were  received  requesting-  permission  to  change  the 

terms  of  their  calls  for  their  pastors.  Permission  was  granted 

for  such  changes  as  follows : 

Steele  Creek,  increase  pastor's  salary  from  $2500  a  year  to  $2800  and 
make  necessary  adjustments  for  the  Ministers'  Annuity  Fund; 'Mallard 
Creek,  increase  pastor's  salary  from  $1500  to  $1800  a  year;  Central  Steele 
Creek,  increase  pastor's  salary  by  $280  per  year;  St.  Paul,  increase  pas- 
tor's salary  from  $2000  to  $2100  per  year ;  Tenth  Avenue,  increase  pastor's 
salary  from  $2700  to  $3000. per  year,  all  other  conditions  of  the  call  to  be 
the  same;  Philadelphia,  increase  pastor's  salary  from  $1500  to  $1800  per 
year ;  Troy,  increase  pastor's  salary  from  $780  to  $900  per  year ;  Plaza, 
change  from  $2700  and  7j^%  provision  for  Ministers'  Annuity  Fund  to  $2500 
and  manse  7j^%  provision  for  Ministers'  Annuity  Fund;  Pineville,  in- 
crease pastor's  salary  from  $600  to  $900  per  year  with  proper  adjustments 
as  to  Ministers'  Annuity  Fund;  Monroe  First,  increase  pastor's  salary 
from  $2400  to  $2700  per  year  with  proper  annuity  payments ;  Hamlet, 
increase  pastor's  salary  from  $1950  to  $2400 ;  Altan,  increase  from  $225 
to  $247.50  and  participation  in  Ministers'  Annuity  Fund;  Bethany  increase 
from  $100  to  $110  and  proper  annuity  payments;  Lee  Patk,  increase  from 
$175  to  $192.50  and  annuity  payments ;  Providence,  fix  salary  at  $1020  with 
participation  in  Ministers'  Annuity  Fund;  Waxhaw,  fix  salary  at  $800 
with  participation  in  the  Ministers'  Annuity  Fund ;  Wadesboro,  increase 
pastor's  salary  from  $1800  to  $2000  per  year ;  St.  Andrews,  increase  pastor's 
salary  from  $1800  to  $2000  per  year,  all  other  agreements  with  the  pas- 
tor to  remain  as  before.  All  of  these  changes  are  to  be  effective  as  of 
April  1,  1943. 

Resolution — Rev.  C.  M.  Boyd  presented  a  resolution  which 
was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 


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The  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  in  the  United 
States  records  its  profound  pleasure  at  the  action  looking  to  union,  as 
reported  in  the  Press,  taken  by  the  First  Presbytery  of  the  Associate  Re- 
formed Presbyterian  church  at  its  late  meeting  in  Gastonia,  North  Carolina. 
The  Presbytery  believes  that  the  General  Assembly  of  the  Prebyterian 
Church  will  welcome  exploration  and  discussion  of  the  subject  and  that  it 
would  rejoice  in  ultimate  union.  In  the  meantime,  the  Presbytery  would 
like  to  assure  the  First  Presbytery  of  the  Associate  Reformed  Presbyterian 
Church  that  it  would  be  happy  in  an  ever  closer  cooperation  and  deeper 
fellowship  between  the  two  Presbyteries  which  occupy  so  much  of  common 
territory. 

Location  of  Churches — A  report  of  the  Special  Committee  on 

the  Location  and  Relocation  of  Churches  was  presented  by  the 

chairman,  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones.  The  report  was  adopted  and  is  hs 

follows  : 

This  is  the  third  report  of  your  Special  Committee  on  the  Locatio^  and 
Relocation  of  Churches,  and  it  is  proper  that  a  brief  record  of  our  work 
be  stated.  The  Committee  was  appointed  in  response  to  an  overture  to 
the  Presbytery  in  January  1941.  The  first  report  indicating  the  nature 
and  need  of  some  study  of  the  problem  of  the  location  of  Churches,  sug- 
gested particularly  by  the  relative  decline  of  Presbyterian  population  and 
influence,  was  presented  in  July  1941.  In  April  1942  the  second  report 
emphasizing  that  several  sections  of  the  Charlotte  area  were  unchurched 
and  recording  the  Committee's  effort  in  regard  to  relieving  this  situation, 
particularly  with  reference  to  the  Chantilly  section  and  the  St.  Paul's 
Church,  was  presented.  Since  that  time  the  congregation  of  the  St.  Paul'^ 
Church  has  been  moved  into  the  Chantilly  area,  thus  presenting  a  possible 
and  desirable  solution  to  the  need  for  a  church  of  our  denomination  in  that 
community. 

There  have  been  surveys  with  varying  degrees  of  thoroughness  of  other 
areas  of  our  urban  community,  and  each  of  them  has  been  considered 
with  some  degree  of  care  by  your  Committee.  In  two  instances  the  Com- 
mittee has  dealt  with  the  problem  of  the  apparent  disirability  of  the  reloca- 
tion of  two  of  our  congregations,  in  view  of  the  changing  nature  of  the 
population  surrounding  the  Church  house  and  the  removal  of  members 
from  the  immediate  area  of  the  Church  building.  But  because  of  local 
conditions,  it  has  been  impossible  for  these  congregations  to  effect  any 
change  in  their  present  status.  The  matter  is  before  them  and  is  being 
considered  by  them,  and,  at  the  appropriate  time,  it  is  expected  that  the 
congregations  will  remove  to  neighborhoods  more  central  to  their  mem- 
bership. 

In  our  report  to  this  meeting  of  Presbytery,  the  Committee  wishes  to 
submit  information  concerning  several  additional  areas  in  the  Charlotte 
section  of  the  Presbytery.  One  of  them  that  deserves  particular  attention 
is  the  Park  Road  community.  This  is  a  community  that  is  developing  along 
the  southern  extension  of  Avondale  Avenue,  Under  the  leadership  of  the 
Rev,  H,  L.  Reaves,  we  have  discovered  that  there  are  some  fifty-five  homes 
in  this  community,  exclusive  of  those  of  present  active  members  of  any 
church,  which  would  desire  the  location  of  some  kind  of  Presbyterian  work 
in  that  area. 

The  Marsh  Road  and  McDonald  Heights  communities,  two  areas  lying 
between  Park  Road  and  South  Boulevard  on  the  Rock  Hill  Highway, 
have  also  been  surveyed ;  and  in  both  communities  the  prospect  of  definite 
religious   work    under    the    leadership    of    our    denomination   has   been   re- 


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ceived  favorably.  In  the  Marsh  Road  community,  particularly,  a  lot  has 
been  secured  which  will  be  adequate  and  which  in  location  is  very  at- 
tractive. In  the  McDonald  Heights  community  a  lot  has  been  given  upon 
which  some  structure  can  be   erected  for  a  mission  work  in  this  area. 

Both  of  these  communities  will  have  to  be  developed  apart  from  the 
closest  Presbyterian  Church.  In  the  case  of  the  Park  Road  community 
it  is  the  judgment  of  the  Committee  that  the  Selwyn  Avenue  Church 
should  be  urged  and  encouraged  to  assume  responsibility  for  that  area, 
particularly  in  view  of  the  fact  that  a  road  soon  will  be  constructed  which 
will  more  closely  unite  these  two  communities. 

In  the  West  Boulevard  or  Wilmont  Road  section  there  is  a  development 
under  way  which  promises  to  increase,  especially  in  view  of  the  popula- 
tion growth  from  the  influx  of  employees  in  the  plant  of  the  United  States 
Rubber  Company.  A  lot  175  by  50  feet  in  the  center  of  the  community 
has  been  approved  as  a  desirable  location  for  mission  work.  With  regard 
to  this  community,  however,  your  Committee  feels  that  it  should  be  the 
particular  responsibility  of  the  Wilmore  Presbyterian  Church,  and,  con- 
sequently, it  suggests  to  the  Officers  of  that  congregation  that,  in  con- 
sultation and  cooperation  with  Home  Missions  Committee  and  your  Special 
Committee,  plans  be  enacted  for  the  establishment  there  of  a  mission  work 
which  will  associate  the  inhabitants  of  that  neighborhood  with  the  con- 
gregation of  the  Wilmore  Church.  This  we  feel  to  be  most  desirable. 

Two  sections  of  the  city  deserve  particular  mention.  Under  the  auspices 
of  the  Federal  Housing  Authority,  a  housing  project  for  Negro  families 
known  as  "Fairview  Homes"  has  been  erected  in  Charlotte  and  is  now 
occupied.  Under  the  leadership  of  a  special  sub-committee  from  the  Home 
Missions  Committee,  property  has  been  secured  joining  the  Housing  prop- 
erty, and  the  lot  has  a  frontage  of  100  feet  and  a  depth  of  210  feet  on 
Oaklawn  Avenue.  Just  now  the  Fairview  Homes  are  completely  occupied 
with  a  resident  population  of  something  like  1900  people.  Adjacent  to  this 
whole  area  is  a  Negro  community  with  a  population  in  excess  of  1,000,  so 
that  in  this  neighborhood  is  a  population  of  approximately  3,000  people. 
There  are  six  churches  in  the  area,  but  by  reputation  they  are  not  adequate 
for  the  discharge  of  the  religious  duties  there.  Your  Committee  feels  that 
this  contact  with  the  Negro  community  and  the  responsibility  of  work 
within  them  are  among  the  urgent  tasks  of  the  Presbytery,  and  in  coop- 
eration with  the  Presbytery's  Committee  on  Home  Missions  is  now  exert- 
ing every  effort  to  see  to  the  establishment  of  an  attractive  and  efficient 
church  organization  in  this  area  of  the  city. 

A  second  housing  project,  this  one  for  white  families,  known  as 
"Piedmont  Courts"  has  364  apartments  and  a  population  of  something 
like  1400  people.  Immediately  in  front  of  the  administration  building  of  that 
project  a  lot  100  by  162  feet  is  available.  There  are  no  churches  close  at 
hand  which  can  meet  adequately  the  needs  of  the  population  of  the  Court. 
Under  the  leadership  of  the  Home  Mission  Committee  a  splendid  Bible 
School  was  conducted  last  summer,  and  a  Sunday  School  is  now  in  opera- 
tion. The  need  for  this  particular  work  certainly  is  evident.  Your  Com- 
mittee has  consulted  with  the  Director  of  the  Federal  Housing  Authority, 
and  he  most  heartily  urges  all  speed  that  wisdom  will  permit  in  the  en- 
trance of  onr  church  into  this  area  of  our  city. 

With  this  report  as  to  these  particular  areas  and  with  some  observa- 
tion about  the  present  status  of  affairs  in  them,  your  Committee  now  states 
three  basic  principles  upon  which  it  believes  this  whole  matter  of  the 
location  of  churches  must  be  founded : 


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1.  There  must  be  careful  examination  of  the  whole  territory  affected. 
This  examination  must  be  carried  out  in  detail  and  the  information  must 
be  examined  carefully.  We  feel  that  definite  mistakes  can  be  made  if  an 
improper  location  is  secured  and  if  the  Presbytery  proceeds  to  act  through 
its  Committees  with  less  than  the  full  information  on  the  total  missionary 
picture. 

2,  In  the  majority  of  cases  it  will  be  wise  to  build  chapels  and  not 
churches.  The  problem  of  transportation  is  not  severe,  and  while  we  must 
put  at  the  disposal  of  all  communities  competent  and  attractive  places 
of  worship  and  of  religious  instruction,  we  should  not  commit  the  mistake 
of  building  too  many  churches  in  a  period  of  enthusiasm  lest  the  time 
come  in  more  unadvantageous  circumstances  when  these  churches  will 
have  to  be  abandoned  or  their  activity  suspended.  Your  Committee  feels 
that  this  is  a  matter  of  extreme  importance,  and  consequently  it  does 
not  contemplate  the  establishment  of  churches  in  all  of  these  areas,  but 
rather  the  establishment  of  out-post  Sunday  Schools,  or  other  mission 
organizations  that  can  provide  temporary  nurture  for  these  various  pop- 
ulations. 

3 :  It  has  been  suggested  in  the  previous  report  that  your  Committee 
approves  of  organization  of  what  would  be  known  as  a  Presbyterian 
League,  which  would  supply  the  funds  necessary  for  this  important  func- 
tioning of  our  church.  The  Committee  has  altered  its  opinion  in  this  matter 
and  feels  that  in  every  case  the  entrance  into  new  communities  should 
be  under  the  leadership  and  with  the  cooperation  of  a  particular  local 
church  already  in  existence  and  already  active.  To  that  end  it  urges 
that  the  areas  suggested  here  should  be  claimed  by  the  churches  nearest 
to  them.  The  purpose  of  this  policy  is  to  provide  for  the  growth  and  influ- 
ence of  congregations  that  now  exist  and  to  locate  specific  responsibility 
for  every  area  under  consideration. 

Of  course,  there  is  the  necessity  of  funds  with  which  to  finance  this 
matter.  We  feel  that  funds  can  be  raised  under  the  auspices  of  this  special 
Committee  or  under  the  leadership  of  a  Committee  on  Home  Missions. 
We  feel  further  that  the  expenditure  of  funds  and  the  making  of  various 
policies  affecting  these  areas  are  matters  of  such  particular  concern  and 
peculiar  circumstance,  that  they  can  be  best  solved  by  a  local  congregation 
whose  interest  and  effort  have  been  enlisted  in  this  type  of  mission  work. 

It  can  be  said  for  three  of  these  areas — McDonald  Heights,  Piedmont 
Court,  and  Fairview  Homes,  local  congregations  have  already  been  con- 
tacted with  a  view  to  their  assuming  responsibility  for  them,  and  at  present 
it  appears  that  these  congregations  will  react  most  favorably  to  the  prop- 
osition. Again,  the  Committee  requests  that  for  the  Wilmont  Road  section 
the  congregation  of  the  Wilmore  Church  be  asked  to  take  the  lead;  and  for 
the  Park  Road  section,  the  congregation  of  the  Selwyn  Avenue  Church 
assume  responsibility. 

Your  Committee  feels  that  the  matter  of  the  Church  Manse  and  Erec- 
tion League  deserves  the  heartiest  support  of  all  the  Presbyterians  within 
our  bounds.  If  we  could  have  10,000  people  who  would  agree  to  give  a  dol- 
lar a  year  on  call  for  any  of  these  missionary  projects,  we  would  have  an 
adequate  fund  with  which  to  pursue  the  necessary  policy  of  the  location 
and  reestablishment  of  churches.  It  commends  the  work  of  the  Church 
Manse  and  Erection  League  as  being  the  sensible  and  attractive  way  of 
raising  this  fund,  and  it  urges  the  ministers  of  the  Presbytery  to  present 
the  work  of  the  League  enthusiastically  to  their  officers  and  congregation. 

A  final  word  needs  to  be  said.  Most  of  the  work  indicated  in  this  report 
has  not  been  done  by  your  Special  Committee,  but  under  the  leadership  of 


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the  Presbytery's  Committee  on  Home  Missions  and  particularly  under  the 
leadership  of  Mr.  Stone.  Working  with  him  has  been  a  sub-committee  of 
the  Home  Missions  Committee  composed  of  Mr.  Morgan  Speir,  and 
Mr.  Erdman  Love.  These  reports  and  surveys  have  been  prepared  by  them 
and  by  Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves.  It  has  been  the  function  of  your  Committee  to 
consult  w^ith  this  group  about  the  wisdom  of  the  location  of  the  churches 
and  about  the  proper  method  of  securing  the  program  which  will  assure 
the  best  results  to  our  missionary  efforts.  To  these  men  particularly  your 
special  Committee  would  express  its  deep  appreciation  for  the  work  that 
they  are  doing  for  the  Presbytery. 

The  work  of  this  Committee  properly  belongs  to  the  Home  Missions 
Committee.  It  cannot  be  executed  except  in  cooperation  with  that  Com- 
mittee ;  and  the  time  will  come,  and  probably  soon,  when  your  Special 
Committee  should  be  discharged,  and  the  whole  duty  committed  to  the 
care  of  the  Presbytery's  Home  Missions.  It  is  the  judgment  of  the  Home 
Missions  Committee  and  our  judgment  as  well,  that  the  Special  Committee 
should  be  continued  for  one  year,  and  request  therefor  is  hereby  made. 

The  attention  of  the  Presbytery  is  called  to  the  fact  that  Rev.  C.  H. 
Rowan  was  appointed  a  member  of  the  Committee  by  virtue  of  his  office 
as  Chairman  of  Home  Missions.  It  is  requested  that  Mr.  Rowan  be  con- 
tinued as  a  member  of  this  Special  Committee  and  that  the  Rev.  Neill 
R.  McGeachy  be  added  as  an  additional  member.  By  the  same  token  Dr. 
R.  A.  Young  served  as  Chairman  of  Religious  Education.  It  is  requested 
that  the  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince  be  added  to  the  Committee  also  since  he  is 
now  Chairman  of  Religious  Education. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

JAMES  A.  JONES 
For  the  Committee 

Christian   Education   and   Ministerial   Relief   —   Presbytery's 

Permanent  Committee  on  Christian  Education  and  Ministerial 

Relief  presented  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Mecklenburg  Presbytery  hereby  recommends  to  the  Executive  Com- 
mittee of  Christian  Education  and  Ministerial  Relief  for  the  year  April 
1,   1943— March  31,  1944  the  following  for  aid: 

Mrs.    Isabel    Sterrett    Anderson $240.00 

Mrs.    Mary    Alice    Malloy    Berryhill 240.00 

Mrs.    Reilma    Sanders    Caldwell 240.00 

Mrs.    Elinor    Smith    Caligan 240.00 

Rev.  Wm.  B.  Steele  Chandler 480.00 

Mrs.  Alice  Walker  Cochran 240.00 

Rev.    William    C.    C.    Foster 480.00 

Mrs.    Mary   Eleanor   Bills    Gurney 240.00 

Miss     Elise     Hardin 144.00 

Mrs.  Mary  Torrence  Moore 240.00 

Rev.   Morris   Elmore   Peabody 420.00 

Rev.  Luther  Harrison  Query 360.00 

Rev.  William  C.  Underwood 480.00 

Presbytery  certifies  as  to  the  continuing  need  of  Rev.  R.  J. 
Mcllwaine,  who  is  Honorably  Retired. 

David  H.  Coblentz  was  recommended  to  the  Presbytery  as  a 
candidate  by  letter  from  Charles  L.  Plymate,  Stated  Clerk  of 
the  Presbytery  of  Dayton,  of  the  Presbyterian  church  U.  S.  A. 


34 MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

On  the  basis  of  this  letter  Presbytery  ordered  his  name  entered 
on  the  roll  of  the  candidates  of  the  Presbytery. 

Candidate  W.  H.  Boyd  was  presented  to  the  Presbytery  for 
Licensure  and  Ordination. 

Candidate  Frederick  Clyde  Pratt  was  presented  to  the  Presby- 
tery for  Licensure. 

Report  of  Commissioner  to  the  General  Assembly — Mr.  L.  A. 

Marshall  reported  his  attendance  as  a  Commissioner  to  the  Gen- 
eral Assembly  of  1942.  The  report  was  received  and  the  com- 
missioner's diligence  was  commended. 

Dissolution  of  Pastorates — Rev.  T.  B.  Anderson  requested 
Presbytery  to  dissolve  the  pastoral  relation  existing  between 
himself  and  the  Unionville  Church.  There  was  no  representative 
of  the  church  to  reply,  and  the  church  was  cited  to  appear  at  the 
next  stated  meeting  of  Presbytery  to  express  its  wishes  as  to 
the  dissolution  of  this  pastorate. 

Rev.  A.  A.  Walker  requested  Presbytery  to  dissolve  the  pas- 
toral relation  existing  between  himself  and  the  Rockingham 
Church.  Representatives  of  the  church  after  paying  high  tribute 
to  the  worth  of  Dr.  Walker's  character  and  service  reluctantly 
concurred  in  the  request  for  the  dissolution  of  the  pastorate. 
The  request  was  granted  and  the  pastoral  relation  was  dissolved 
to  become  effective  May  1,  1943. 

Minister  Retired — Rev.  A.  A.  Walker  requested  Presbytery 
to  grant  him  the  honorably  retired  relationship.  The  request 
was  granted  with  appropriate  recommendation  to  the  Ministers' 
Annuity  Fund. 

Recess  for  Lunch — Recess  was  taken  until   1 :30  P.   M.  The 

closing  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev.  C.  M.  Boyd. 

AFTERNOON  SESSION 

Presbytery  reconvened  at  1 :30  P.  M.  and  was  opened  with 
prayer  by  Rev.  S.  M.  Inman. 

Minister  Installed — The  Commission  to  install  Rev.  S.  M. 
Inman  as  pastor  at  Selwyn  Avenue  Church  presented  a  report 
which  was  admitted  to  record  and  is  as  follows : 

Commission  to  install  Rev.  Samuel  M.  Inman  as  pastor  of  Selwyn 
Avenue  Presbyterian  Church  met  at  the  church  Sunday  P.  M.  at  5 :00 
o'clock,  January  31st,  with  the  following  members  present :  Dr.  James  A. 
Jones,  Chairman,  Dr.  C.  M.  Boyd,  Dr.  J.  S.  Sibley,  Dr.  J.  M.  Gettys, 
Elders  W.  E.  Price,  and  Dr.  J.  L.  Ranson. 

The  Commission  was  constituted  with  prayer  by  Dr.  C.  M.  Boyd. 

W.  E.  Price  was  elected  Secretary. 

Dr.  Gettys  presided  and  offered  prayer  and  W.  E.  Price  offered  the 
invocation.  Dr.  Jones  preached  the  sermon  from  the  text  Deut.  14:2. 


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35 


The  constitutional  questions  were  propounded  by  Dr.  Jones  to  tfie  pastor 
elect  and  to  the  congregation.  Charge  to  the  pastor  was  delivered  by  Dr. 
C.  M.  Boyd,  charge  to  the  congregation  by  Dr.  J.  S.  Sibley  and  Rev. 
Samuel  M.  Inman  was  duly  installed  as  pastor  of  the  Selwyn  Avenue 
Presbyterian  Church. 

The  Commission  met  after  the  benediction  and  approved  the  minutes 
and  adjourned  with  prayer  by  Dr.  J.  S.  Sibley. 

JAS.  A.  JONES,   Chairman 
W.    E.    PRICE,   Secretary 

Defense  Service  Council — Rev.  Jas  A.  Jones  presented  the  re- 
port of  the  Defense  Service  Council  which  was  adopted  and  is 
as  follows : 

1.  The  work  of  the  Council  is  commended  to  the  churches  of  the 
Presbytery  as  deserving  their  loyal  and  sacrificial  support  for  the  sake 
of  the  Kingdom  of  Christ,  for  the  honor  of  our  churches,  and  for  the 
security  of  our  land. 

2.  Mother's  Day  is  designated  as  the  day  of  special  appeal  for  this 
cause.  If  this  date  is  unsatisfactory  because  of  local  condtions,  another 
date  during  the  spring  period  shall  be  selected. 

3.  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  accepts  the  sum  of  $7500  as  its  share  in  the 
$30,000  fund  approved  by  the  Synod  of  North  Carolina  toward  the  Assem- 
bly's goal  of  $191,000  for  the  work  of  the  Defense  Service  Council;  and 
assigns  the  quotas  to  the  local  congregations  as  follows : 


Albemarle    First 

$    122 

Lee    Park 

5 

Polkton 

5 

Albemarle    Seconi 

d      22 

Lilesville 

3 

Providence 

45 

Altan 

,      5 

Locust 

5 

Ramah 

15 

Amay  James 

3 

Macedonia 

5 

Rehoboth 

5 

Amity 

25 

Mallard    Creek 

30 

Robinson 

15 

Badin 

20 

Marks    Creek 

5 

Rockingham 

50 

Banks 

15 

Marshville 

5 

Roberdell 

5 

Benton    Heights 

5 

Marston 

5 

Rourk 

5 

Bethany 

5 

Matthews 

20 

Salem 

5 

Bethel 

15 

Monroe  First 

200 

St.  Andrews 

35 

Bethlehem 

10 

Morgan    M. 

8 

St.  Paul 

60 

Beulah 

8 

Morven 

15 

Selwyn  Avenue 

30 

Biscoe 

10 

MeGee 

15 

Sharon 

75 

Brainerd 

10 

McLean    M. 

5 

Siler 

5 

Caldwell    Mem'l 

488 

Myers    Park 

1,500 

Six    Mile    Creek 

5 

Camden 

5 

Mt.   Carmel 

5 

Steele  Creek 

410 

Cameronian 

7 

Mt.  Gilead 

10 

Stephenson 

3 

Candor 

8 

Mulberry 

65 

Sugaw  Creek 

150 

Camp  Greene 

10 

Newell 

,10 

Tabernacle 

5 

Central   Steele   Ck 

;.       40 

Nevin 

10 

Tenth  Avenue 

190 

Charlotte  First 

1,250 

Norman 

5 

Thomasboro 

30 

Charlotte  Second 

2,100 

N.   Charlotte 

15 

Troy 

10 

Commonwealth 

10 

Norwood 

10 

Turner 

5 

Community 

5 

Oakboro 

5 

Unionville 

5 

Cook's     Mem'l 

25 

Pageland 

5 

Wadesboro 

30 

Cornelius 

5 

Paw    Creek 

85 

Walkersville 

7 

Ellerbe 

10 

Pee  Dee 

5 

Waxhaw 

IS 

Hamlet 

50 

Plaza 

60 

West  Avenue 

80 

Hopewell 

60 

Philadelphia 

30 

Westminster 

200 

Huntersville 

65 

Pineville 

25 

Williams  Memorial 

50 

Indian   Trail 

10 

Pleasant    Hill 

20 

Wilmore 

30 

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Home  Missions  Committee — The  Executive  Committee  on 
Presbytery's  Home  Missions  submitted  a  report  and,  pending 
its  adoption,  Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy  addressed  the  Presbytery 
on  "Our  Home  Mission  Task."  The  report  was  adopted  and  is 
as  follows : 

The  Executive  Committee  of  Home  Missions  for  Mecklenburg  Pres- 
bytery  respectfully   presents    the   following   report: 

Through  the  blessing  of  Almighty  God  we  are  able  to  present  a  most 
encouraging  report  on  the  work  done  during  the  last  church  year.  We 
have  been  able  to  meet  all  of  our  financial  obligations  and  in  a  number 
of  cases  to  increase  the  salaries  of  our  workers.  At  Christmas  each  of 
our  ordained  ministers  was  given  a  check  for  $20.00.  During  the  year 
we  have  had  an  average  of  20  workers  being  supported  in  part  from  the 
Home  Mission  Funds  of  the  Presbytery. 

We  wish  to  express  appreciation  to  the  workers  on  the  field  for  their 
faithful  and  devoted  services,  to  all  Churches  which  have  supported 
the  work,  to  all  the  Auxiliaries  making  special  donations,  and  to  the 
Executive  Board  of  Mecklenburg  Presbyterial  for  recommending  to  the 
Auxiliaries  that  they  remember  Presbytery's  Home  Missions  in  the  dis- 
tribution of  funds  left  over  after  paying  the  regular  budgets ;  and  we  wish 
to  gratefully  record  our  appreciation  for  the  fine  donations  made  to  our 

work  by  Mr.  W.  H.  Belk.  He  has  purchased  for  us  the  site  on  which  the 
Erdman  Love  Chapel  is  built.  Also,  he  has  given  us  a  large  lot  on  the 
corner  of  Marsh  and  Pineville  Roads.  These  deeds  have  been  recorded. 
He  is  also  giving  us  four  lots  on  Oaklawn  Avenue  adjoining  the  Fairview 
Homes  Negro  Housing  Project.  On  each  of  these  sites  we  expect  to 
construct  a  building  when  the  way  is  clear.  Mr.  Belk  has  also  made  possible 
the  services  of  Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves,  our  City  Extension  Worker,  who  is 
conducting  services  and  Sunday  Schools  wherever  his  surveys  show  a  need 
and  facilities  are  available.  ArTDther  contribution  to  our  work,  for  which 
we  wish  to  voice  our  thanks,  is  the  large  and  choice  lot  in  McDonald 
Heights  on  which  we  expect  to  build  a  church,  which  was  given  through 
the  generosity  of  Mr.  W.  L.  Byrum. 

Our  Committee  has  begun  a  number  of  new  projects  throughout  the 
Presbytery:  1.  We  have  enlarged  our  extension  work  in  the  city  of 
Charlotte  and  its  suburbs,  employing  the  Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves  in  this  capacity. 
2.  Under  the  name  of  the  Charlotte  Y.  M.  C.  A.  we  are  conducting  a 
Sunday  School  at  the  Fairview  Homes  Housing  Project  (Negro).  3.  We 
have  pledged  ourselves  to  give  one-half  of  the  salary  of  a  full  time  worker 
for  the  Piedmont  Homes  Housing  Project  (white),  and  are  continuing 
our  Sunday  School  there.  Miss  Kathryn  Hunt  has  been  employed  as  full 
time  worker  for  this  work,  and  will  begin  her  services  on  May  3rd.  4.  We 
have  secured  or  are  in  the  process  of  securing  lots  in  strategic  places 
throughout  our  Presbyterial  bounds  for  future  expansion.  5.  In  cooper- 
ation with  the  Religious  Education  Committee  of  the  Presbytery  we  are 
sending  the  Mecklenburg  Presbyterian,  our  quarterly  paper,  into  every 
home  of  our  Presbytery,  thus  giving  news  and  reports  of  the  work  to 
every  Presbyterian  within  our  area. 


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One  of  the  finest  projects  which  our  Committee  completed  was  the 
building  of  the  Erdman  Love  Presbyterian  Chapel,  in  an  area  unserved 
by  any  church.  For  the  building  of  this  chapel  we  have  contributed  $1,000.00 
from  our  regular  funds  and  solicited  by  private  subscription  $403.00.  This 
building  was  dedicated  on  January  17,   1943. 

Other  projects  of  our  Committee  have  bee^i  the  repair  and  painting  of 
four  churches ;  Camden,  McLean,  Pageland,  and  Oakboro,  We  made  a 
contribution  toward  the  building  of  the  Unity  Presbyterian  Chapel,  Wades- 
boro,  N.  C,  and  we  supervised  a  Daily  Vacation  Church  School  in  that 
community  last  summer. 

We  have  through  the  Church  and  Manse  Building  Fund : 

Aided  one  church  in  building  Sunday  School  rooms  : 

Beulah $500.00 

Helped  two  churches  to  modernize  their  manses  : 

Locust  $  67.92 

Walkersville    104.08 

Helped  three  churches  to  purchase  manses  : 

Camp   Greene $500.00 

St.     Pauls 700.00 

Commonwealth    217.00 

Contributed  to  the  Selwyn  Avenue  Church $550.00 

This  fund  is  growing  in  size  and  usefulness. 

One  other  project  we  are  undertaking  is  the  building  of  a  church  at  the 
Fairview  Homes  Negro  Housing  Project,  Our  Committee  has  appointed 
a  special  Committee  for  this  work,  and  they  have  secured  the  lots  (4) 
and  are  going  ahead  with  the  plans,  hoping  to  make  this  work  one  of  the 
best  Missions  in  the  Synod.  There  are  1,900  Negroes  in  this  project  and  the 
best  Negro  leadership  in  Charlotte  welcomes  this  project  as  a  blessing 
to  their  people. 

Special  emphasis  has  been  laid  on  the  Lord's  Acre  Project  and  we 
have  good  results  in  two  of  our  fields ;  Bethlehem  raising  $1,000  over  and 
above  the  regular  giving;  Ellerbe  $200  and  Mt.  Carmel  $175.00  in  addition 
to  their  regular  budgets.  In  an  effort  to  increase,  during  the  year  the 
number  of  churches  using  this  plan  of  financing,  we  have  again  brought 
the   Rev.  Dumont  Clarke  into  the   Presbytery. 

Our  annual  conference  of  the  Home  Mission  Committee  and  the 
workers  was  held  this  year  at  the  Bethlehem  Church,  February  16,  1943, 
with  an  attendance  of  60.  This  was  one  of  the  high  places  in  tfTe  work 
of  our  Committee  and  proved  to  be  a  blessing  to  all  who  attended.  Em- 
phasis was  laid  upon  the  Lord's  Acre,  Evangelism,  The  Religious  Educa- 
tion  Advance,   and   Daily  Vacation   Church    Schools. 

The  Cornmittee  initiated  the  Soldier  Work  in  the  Lee  Park  Church 
under  the  direction  of  Mr.  Joe  McLeskey.  This  was  later  assumed  by  the 
Defense  Service  Council. 

Through  a  special  Committee  the  Home  Mission  Emergency-Soldier 
Defense    Campaign    was    promoted    under    the    direction    of    Mr.    B.    F. 


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Matthews.  In  addition  to  addresses  by  Dr.  D.  T.  Caldwell,  and  Rev.  Robert 
L.  Riddle  there  were  five  radio  broadcasts  by  Revs.  Caldwell  and  Riddle, 
and  G.  Dana  Waters. 

The  Committee  has  set  up  a  Book  Fund  of  $100.00  to  be  used  in 
giving  worthwhile  books  to  our  Home  Mission  workers  and  this  has  been 
warmly  welcomed  by  our  pastors. 

During  the  past  year  our  Presbyterial  Evangelist,  Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt, 
has  held  seven  evangelistic  meetings  with  31  profession  of  faith,  175 
reconsecrations.  He,  also,  conducted  ten  Daily  Vacation  Church  Schools 
with  an  enrollment  of  1,408.  He  conducted  four  training  schools,  and 
taught  a  course  in  Stewardship  at  the  senior  Young  People's  Conference 
at  Cheraw.  During  the  last  twelve  months  Dr.  Huneycutt  has  preached 
204   sermons,   taught   six   Auxiliary   study   classes,   and  21    Bible   classes. 

In  the  53  churches,  missions  and  outposts  receiving  partial  or  full 
support  from  the  Home  Mission  Committee  2,035  sermons  have  been 
preached  during  the  year  by  our  workers.  In  those,  156  have  been  received 
upon  profession  of  faith  in  Christ,  and  147  have  been  received  by  letter 
or  certificate.  This  is  a  spiritual  birth  rate  of  5.8%  increase.  The  spiritual 
birth  rate  of  the  Presbytery  as  a  whole  for  the  preceeding  year  was  less 
than  3%. 

Forty  of  the  75  Daily  Vacation  Church  Schools  were  held — enrolling 
3,234 — which  is  more  than  50%  of  the  number  enrolled  in  the  Presbytery. 

The  following  Auxiliaries  made  special  contributions  to  our  work 
during  the  past  year. 


Amity $10.00 

Monroe     First 27.50 

Beulah    5.00 

Steele    Creek 10.00 

Huntersville    10.00 

Pageland    5.00 

Salem    5.00 

C    Steele    Creek 10.00 

Cook's    Memorial 5.00 

Myers    Park 50.00 


Paw    Creek 10.00 

Morvan 10.00 

Locust 1.00 

Commonwealth    10.00 

Bethlehem     3.50 

Hopewell     26.00 

Troy    10.00 

Plaza 12.83 

Sugaw    Creek    15.00 


At  the  present  time  two  of  our  Home  Mission  fields  (Roberdell  and 
Walkersville)  are  without  pastors  and  the  Committee  is  making  every 
effort  to  fill  these  with  strong  men. 

In  closing  this  report  your  Committee  wishes  to  express  its  indebted- 
ness to  our  General  Secretary,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  whose  untiring  efforts 
and  consecration  have  made  many  of  these  gains  possible. 


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39 


The   following  table   of   appropriations    for   the   coming  year   are   rec- 
ommended. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

,     ^  NEILL  R.  McGEACHY,  Chairman 


Appropriations  are  as  follows : 
Field  Appropriation 

Indian    Trail $  800.00 

Lee  Park  1,000.00 

Morven    840.00 

Locust    1,000.00 

Ellerbe     640.00 

Troy   720.00 

Marston  650.00 

Marshville  720.00 

North  Charlotte  800.00 

Commonwealth  720.00 

Selwyn  Avenue  750.00 

Six  Mile  Creek  175.00 

H.  L.  Reaves  1,200.00 

Piedmont  Courts  600.00 

Edgar  Goodwin  120.00 

Book  Fund  100.00 

Q.  N.  Huneycutt  l,98O.0O 

Pageland  900.00 

Bethlehem 1,000.00 

Roberdell    800.00 

Walkersville   1,000.00 

Morgan    Memorial 900.00 

Benton  Heights  420.00 

Amay  James  300.00 

$18,435.00 


MAF 

$  60.00 
75.00 
63.00 
75.00 
48.00 
54.00 
48.75 
54.00 
60.00 
54.00 

13.13 
90.00 


148.50 
67.50 
75.00 
60.00 
75.00 
67.50 
31.60 
22.50 

$  1,264.98' 


Total 

$  860.00 

1,075.00 
903.00 

1,075.00 
688.00 
774.00 
698.75 
774.00 
860.00 
774.00 
750.00 
188.13 

1,290.00 
600.00 
120.00 
100.00 

2,128.50 
967.50 

1,075.00 
860.00 

1,075.00 
967.50 
451.60 
322.50 

$19,699.98 


Report  of  R.  H.  Stone,  Treasurer,  M.ecklenburg  Presbytery's  Home  Mission 

Committee,   for   the   year   ending   April   9,   1943 
Receipts : 

Balance    as    of   April   7,    1042 $  6,833.32 

From   Churches,   Auxiliaries   and   S.    S 19,229.63 

From  Mr.  W.  H.  Belk: 

On   Rev.   H.  L.   Reaves'   Salary  600.00 

Erdman  Love  Chapel  Site 500.00 

Marsh   Road   Lot  and   Building  2,300.00 

Dividends — Commercial    National    Bank    22.00 

Second  Presbyterian  Church : 

Rev.  Jawells  C'arr  64.50 

Lee   Park  Work 50.00 

Individuals — Erdman    Love    Chapel 403.00 

Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves — Honorariums  13.00 

Caldwell   Memorial— M.   A.   F.   Refund 7.50 

Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves'  Salary  200.00 

♦Hawley  Fund  118.54 

Home  Mission  Emergency  Fund  819.56 

Total   Receipts $31,160.05    $31,160.05 


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Disbursements: 

For  Salaries  and  Supplies  $14,593.49 

Salary  of  Evangelist   1,983.05 

Salary  of  Worker  with  Soldiers 300.00 

Salary  of  Worker  at  Fairview  Homes  60.00 

Victory    Tax    64.75 

M.  A.  F.  Dues  1,058.68 

New  Buildings : 

Erdman   Love   Chapel   $1,401.90 

Unity  ,  Presbyterian    Chapel    100.00 

Benton  Heights  Religious  Education 

Building  200.00 

$1,701.90  1,701.90 

Paint   and   Repair   200.00 

New    Sites    for    Churches    2,656.00 

Home  Mission  Emergency — S.  D.  Campaign  83.60 

Mecklenburg     Presbyterian     50.80 

Books    for   Ministers    100.00 

On    Ellerbe    Indebtedness 159.26 

Presbytery's    Office    900.00 

Newell  B.   &  L.   Payments  240.00 

Tearing  Down   Peachland  Church  19.56 

Insurance    7.80 

Work   at   Lee    Park    (designated)    50.00 

Conference    Expense    30.00 

Electric    Cable    6.69 

Dr.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt's  Expense  12.00 

Map   of    Presbytery    28.75 

Miscellaneous   Expense   45.98 

Total    Disbursements $24,352.36'   $24,352.36 

Balance  in  Commercial  National  Bank  $  6,807.69 

*Report  on  the  Hawley  Fund  which  is  included  in  the  above  report : 

Amount  on  hand  at  beginning  of  year $5,221.00 

Received  during  year  118.54 

$5,339.54 
Salary  deductions  during  year 3,783.00 

Balance    in    Fund    $1,556.54 

Advisory  Cominittee — The  Advisory  Committee  on  the  Gen- 
eral Secretary's  Office  submitted  a  report  which  was  adopted 
and  is  as  follows : 

Your  Advisory  Committee  on  the  office  of  the  General  Secretary  of 
the  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  begs  leave  to  make  the  following  report : 

First,  we  would  call  attention  of  the  Presbytery  to  the  inestimable 
value  of  this  office  to  the  program  of  the  Church  as  it  is  now  functioning. 
The  General  Secretary  and  his  office  secretary  are  making  a  splendid 
record.  The  General  Secretary  is  acting  as  Field  Secretary  of  Home  Mis- 
sions and  as  Treasurer  of  the  Home  Mission  Committee.  He  supplies 
vacant  pulpits,  preaching  some  one  hundred  twenty  sermons  during  the 
year,  and  at  present  supplies  a  Roberdel  Group  each  Sunday,  driving 
some  150  miles  a  Sunday.  Is  very  active  in  promoting  the  Lord's  Acre 
Movement  which  is  doing  great  things   for  some  of  our   Home   Missions 


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churches.  He  has  been  alert  to  extend  and  expand  the  work  of  Home 
Missions  and  through  his  efforts  additional  funds  for  the  Home  M"issions 
work  have  been  secured.  He  has  sought  to  magnify  Home  Mission  work 
as  the  basic  task  of  the  Presbytery. 

As  Director  of  Religious  Education  he  has  been  diligent  in  contending 
for  the  importance  of  Daily  Vacation  Bible  Schools,  and  has  insisted  that 
each  church  conduct  one  each  year.  As  a  result,  this  Presbytery  stands  at 
the  top  of  the  list  in  the  Assembly  in  the  number  of  schools  held  last 
year.  He  has  also  helped  with  the  publicity  of  the  annual  leadership 
training  school  in  Charlotte.  As  Secretary  of  Stewardship  he  has  pro- 
moted stewardship  and  succeeded  in  having  many  treasurers  of  churches 
and  auxiliaries  remit  their  benevolent  offerings  monthly.  As  Secretary  of 
Benevolences  he  has  handled  during  the  year,  some  $52,01)0;  more  than 
$1,000  per  week. 

The  Presbytery's  office  is  a  Bureau  of  Information.  The  phone  is 
ringing  constantly,  asking  all  sorts  of  questions.  Recently  a  lady  called  and 
wanted  to  know  if  it  was  too  late  to  plant  a  particular  type  of  red  rose 
and  it  ranges  to  "where  can  we  get  a  pastor?"  A  number  of  committees 
and  Presbyterial  Auxiliaries  use  the  facilities  of  this  office  for  letter  writ- 
ing, mimeographing  programs  and  distributing  their  literature.  Miss  Mc- 
Neely,  the  secretary,  is  very  gracious  in  rendering  this  service.  Your 
Presbytery's  Office  is  also  a  Publicity  Bureau.  The  General  Secretary 
furnishes  a  great  many  articles  to  various  county  papers  in  the  Presbytery. 
Also  it  displays  the  pictures  of  groups  and  conferences  and  so  forth.  This 
office  gets  out  the  Mecklenburg  Presbyterian  four  times  each  year.  This 
sheet  is  packed  with  news  of  Presbyterian  interest.  As  soon  as  the  names 
are  given  the  office  by  the  churches,  this  paper  will  be  sent  to  every 
Presbyterian  home  in  the  Presbytery.  This  office  is  also  responsible  for  the 
development  of  and  promotes  the  Presbyterian  Church  and  Manse  Building 
Fund.  Through  almost  the  sole  efforts  of  the  General  Secretary  we  now 
have  410  subscribers,  pledging  about  $2,800  per  year.  This  fund  is  yet  in 
its  infancy  and  when  the  Presbytery  gets  behind  it,  as  it  ought  to,  greater 
things  can  be  done. 

Mr.  Stone  is  always  ready  and  willing  to  supply  any  vacant  pulpit. 
His  car  is  at  the  service  of  the  committees  of  the  Presbytery,  having 
driven  about  15,000  miles  last  year,  preaching,  speaking  to  young  people 
at   rallies   and   conferences   and   other   group   meetings   in   the    Presbytery. 

Miss  McNeely  is  very  gracious  and  willing  to  help  with  all  the 
facilities  of  the  office  for  mailing  and  distributing  programs  and  literature. 

The  budget  for  1942  and  1943,  as  set  up,  was  $5,000,  total  actual  expenses 
were  $5,034.00.  Total  receipts — $5,419.30,  leaving  cash  in  the  bank  as  of 
April  1 — $385.30.  Your  Committee,  therefore  recommends  a  budget  for 
1943  and  1944  as  follows  : 

General    Secretary's    Salary   $3,000.00 

Car    Allowance    300.00 

Office  Secretary  1,200.00 

Ministers'    Annuity    225.00 

Office    Rent    180.00 

Office  Expense  400.00 


TOTAL      $5,305.00 

Respectfully    submitted, 

JOHN     A.     REDHEAD,    JR.,     Chairman. 


42 MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

Committee  on  Woman's  Work — Presbytery's  Permanent 
Committee  on  Woman's  Work  submitted  a  report  which  was 
adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

We  would  make  the  following  recommendations : 

1.  That  by  a  rising  vote  Presbytery  express  its  appreciation  for  the 
excellent  report  presented  to  our  committee  from  the  Woman's  Auxiliary 
of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  which  shows  that  there  are  6,764  members 
in  74  Auxiliaries  in  the  Presbyterial,  and  these  have  contributed  to 
benevolences  $40,673,  to  local  church  work  $12,894,  miscellaneous  contri- 
butions $1,746,  making  a  grand  total  of  $55,313. 

2.  That  the  chairman  of  the  committee  on  woman's  work  be  appointed 
to  extend  the  greetings  of  Presbytery  to  the  Presbyterial  at  its  annual 
meeting  to  be  held,  at  the  Myers  Park  Church  in  May. 

3.  That  pending  the  adoption  of  this  report,  Mrs.  W.  E.  Mears, 
President  of  the  Woman's  Auxilij  ry  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery,  be  heard. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

J.  C.  GRIER,  Chairman. 

Letters  of  Sympathy — Presbytery's  attention  was  called  to 
the  recent  deaths  of  Mrs.  W.  H.  Frazer  and  Mrs.  J.  F.  Hardie, 
also  of  the  illness  of  Rev.  S.  B.  McLean  and  Rev.  J.  S.  Sibley. 
Prayer  was  ofifered  by  the  Moderator  on  behalf  of  the  families 
of  our  stricken  brethren  ;  and  the  Stated  Clerk  was  directed  to 
write  each  of  them  a  letter  of  sympathy. 

Candidates  Licensed — ^Candidates  W.  H.  Boyd  and  F.  C.  Pratt 
applied  for  licensure.  The  examination  on  experimental  religion 
was  conducted  by  the  Moderator  and  sustained  as  satisfactory 
part  of  trial.  Diplomas  from  Hampden-Sydney  College,  for  Mr. 
Boyd,  and  Presbyterian  College,  for  Mr.  Pratt,  were  accepted 
in  lieu  of  the  examinations  in  academic  studies.  The  usual  ex- 
aminations in  Theology,  English  Bible,  Church  Government  and 
the  Sacraments  were  sustained  as  satisfactory.  The  Thesis, 
Exegesis  and  Popular  Lecture  in  each  case  were  accepted  as 
satisfactory  on  the  recommendation  of  the  Committee  on  Chris- 
tian Education.  Statements  from  Columbia  Theological  Sem- 
inary that  both  candidates  were  about  to  receive  B.  D.  degrees 
from  that  institution  were  accepted  in  lieu  of  the  examinations 
in  Church  History  and  the  Original  Languages  of  the  Scriptures. 
The  sermons  of  Candidates  Boyd  and  Pratt  were  set  for  hear- 
ing as  the  first  order  of  the  evening  session. 

Change  of  Pastorates — Rev.  W.  T.  Smith  requested  Pres- 
bytery to  dissolve  the  pastoral  relationship  existing  between 
himself   and   the   Nevin   and   Newell   Churches.    Both   churches 


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reported,  through  their  representatives,  that  their  respective 
congregations  had  unanimously  refused  to  concur  in  this  request. 
Presbytery  engaged  in  a  season  of  prayer  seeking  divine  guid- 
ance. The  pastoral  relationship  was  dissolved  to  become  effective 
April  30,  1943. 

A  call  from  the  Wilmore  Church  for  the  pastoral  services  of 
Mr.  Smith,  having  been  approved  to  Presbytery  by  the  Com- 
mission on  the  Minister  and  His  Work,  was  placed  in  his  hands 
and  accepted  by  him.  The  following  Commission  was  appointed 
to  install  Rev.  W.  T.  Smith  as  pastor  of  Wilmore  Church  on 
May  16,  1943  at  8:00  P.  M. :  Rev.  B.  F.  Yandell  to  preside; 
Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.,  to  preach  the  sermon;  Rev.  Q.  N. 
Huneycutt  to  charge  the  congregation,  and  Ruling  Elder  Nat 
C.  White  to  charge  the  pastor. 

Nomination  of  Moderator — Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  was  nominated 
for  Moderator  of  the  next  stated  session  of  Presbytery. 

Committee  on  Resolutions — The  Standing  Committee  on  Res- 
olutions presented  a  report  which  was  adopted  by  a  rising  vote 
and  is  as  follows : 

Whereas  the  Steele  Creek  Presbyterian  Church  of  Mecklenburg 
County,  North  Carolina,  invited  the  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  to  hold 
its  Spring  Meeting  in  this  church,  and 

Whereas  the  members  of  the  church  have  ministered  to  our  comfort 
in  a  perfect  manner,  making  us  comfortable  during  the  hours  of  our  meet- 
ing and  serving  us   such   delicious  meals,  and 

Whereas  it  is  always  an  inspiration  for  the  members  of  the  Presby- 
tery to  hold  its  sessions  in  this  historic  church,  and 

Whereas  we  appreciate  the  splendid  leadership  of  the  minister  of 
this   church,   and  we   enjoy   his    fellowship, 

Be  it  therefore  resolved  that: 

1.  We  thank  God  for  this  church,  and  its  work  for  the  Master 
through  the  years. 

2.  We  express  our  deepest  gratitude  to  Dr.  Walker,  the  Session,  and 
the  people  of  the  Steele  Creek  Presbyterian  Church  for  their  thoughtful- 
ness  and  hospitality. 

3.  We  ask  the  minister.  Dr.  J.  M.  Walker,  to  read  this  report  to  the 
congregation   at  a   Sunday  morning  service. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

CHARLES  G.  McCLURE,  Chairman. 
G.  DANA  WATERS. 
ROBERT   F.    BOYD. 


44 MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work — The  Commission 
on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  submitted  a  report  which  was 
admitted  to  record  and  is  as  follows : 

The  Commission  On  The  Minister  And  His  Work,  in  Mecklenburg 
Presbytery,  respectfully  submits  the  following  report : 

The  Commission  has  held  three  meetings  since  the  last  meeting  of 
Presbytery. 

At  the  meeting  of  Presbytery  on  January  19th  a  communication  re- 
garding the  retirement  of  ministers  who  had  attained  the  age  of  70, 
was  referred  to  the  Commission.  The  following  resolution  was  adopted, 
a  copy  being  sent  to  the  Clerk  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery. 

"Whereas  a  communication  has  been  received  concerning  the 
rules  pertaining  to  the  retirement  of  ministers  at  age  70  and, 

Whereas  this  communication  was  referred  to  the  Commission 
On  The  Minister  and  His  Work, 

Inasmuch  as  the  law  of  the  church  provides  that  when  a  pastor 
of  a  church  attains  the  age  of  70,  the  church  automatically  becomes 
vacant  on  September  1st  following  the  pastor's  70th  birthday;  and. 

Inasmuch  as  the  law  of  the  church  provides  that  if  such  church 
wishes  to  retain  the  services  of  her  pastor  she  shall  elect  him  for 
a  period  of  one  year  at  a  time,  not  to  exceed  three  such  years,  and. 

Inasmuch  as  vacant  churches  automatically  come  under  the  care 
of  the  Commission  On  The  Minister  And  His  Work  at  the  time  they 
become  vacant,  we  call  attention  of  any  church  whose  pastor  has 
reached  the  age  of  retirement,  that  if  such  churches  wish  to  retain 
the  services  of  such  pastors,  they  should  comply  with  the  law  of 
the  church  by  electing  such  pastors  for  one  year  at  a  time." 

Acting  upon  a  request  from  the  Committee  to  Recommend  a  Pastor, 
from  Wilmore  Presbyterian  Church,  the  Commission  authorized  this 
committee  to  submit  to  their  congregation,  the  name  of  Rev.  W.  T.  Smith, 
of  the  Newell  and  Nevin  Churches. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

W.    H.    FRAZER,    Chairman. 

J.  W.  THOMSON,  JR.,  Secretary. 

Sessional  Records — The  Standing  Committee  on  Sessional 
Records  submitted  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows: 

The  Sessional  Records  placed  in  the  hands  of  your  committee  have 
been   examined   and   approved  with  the   exceptions   noted: 

No  record  of  the  Session's  representative  to  Presbytery  making  a 
report  of  his  attendance  at  that  Court:  St.  Andrews,  McGee,  Camp 
Greene,  Waxhaw,  Salem,  Amay  James,  Matthews,  Sharon,  Central  Steele 
Creek,  Marshville,  Indian  Trail,  Norwood,  McLean  Memorial,  Philadelphia 
and  Robinson. 

No  record  of  the  report  of  attendance  of  representatives  at  Synod: 
St.  Andrews,  McGee,  Camp  Greene,  North  Charlotte,  Waxhaw,  Central 
Steele  Creek,  Sharon,  Marshville,  Norwood,  McLean  Memorial,  Marks 
Creek,   Philadelphia,   Robinson  and   Mulberry. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY  45 


No  list  of  Sunday  School  teachers :  North  Charlotte,  Indian  Trail, 
Siler,  McLean  Memorial  and   Marks   Creek. 

Statistical  Report  missing  or  incomplete  :  Locust,  Oakboro,  Macedonia, 
Hopewell,   Banks,    Matthews   and   Robinson. 

Minutes  not  in  permanent  form  :  Walkersville. 

Minutes   written    in   pencil :    Norman. 

Quarters  of  church  year  without  Session  meeting :  Ellerbe,  Oakboro, 
Community,  Norwood,  Lee  Park,  Marston  and  Mt.  Gilead. 

All  or  some  meetings  not  opened  or  closed  with  prayer :  Mt.  Carmel, 
Cameronian,  Candor,  Community,  Lee  Park,  Charlotte  First,  Pleasant  Hill. 

Minutes  not  approved  by  the  Session :  Candor,  Macedonia,  Marshville 
and  Lee  Park. 

No  report  of  a  Commissioner  appointed  to  Presbytery:  Six  Mile  Creek. 

No  minutes  submitted  to  Presbytery  for  review :  Bethel,  Cornelius, 
Hawley  Memorial,  Morgan  Memorial,  Nevin,  Peachland,  Rehoboth,  Stan- 
field,  Stephenson,  Tabernacle,  Turner  and  Unionville. 

All  other  minutes  are  app:oved  without  exception. 

Respectfully  submitted, 
J.  WALTON  STEWART,  JR..  Chairman. 

Report  of  Treasurer  of  Benevolences — Presbytery's  Treasurer 
of  Benevolences  submitted  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is 
as  follows : 

Financial    Report   of    R.    H.    Stone,   Treasurer   of   Benevolences    of 
Mecklenburg  Presbytery  for  the  year  ending  March  31,  1943 

Disburse- 

Cause                                                                                           Receipts  ments 

Foreign    Missions    $  9,972.49  $  9,972.49 

Assembly's    Home    Missions     3,601.08  3,601.08 

Christian  Education  and  Ministerial  Relief 2,004.44  2,004.44 

Religious    Education    and    Publication    930.50  930.50 

American  Bible  Society  206.02  206.02 

Assembly's    Training    School    289.08  289.08 

Presbyterian     Orphans'     Home     2,587.22  2,587.22 

Synod's    Home    Missions    1,894.16  1,894.16 

Educational   Institutions    &   U   .T.   S 4,220.06  4,220.06 

Religious  Education  in  the  Synod  1,253.37  1,253.37 

Religious    Education   in   the    Presbytery   372.00  372.00 

Presbytery's    Home    Missions    19,228.63  19,228.63 

Presbytery's    Office    4,519.30  4,519.30 

College   Gift   Fund   3.00  3.00 

Bibles    for    Soldiers    6.05  6.05 

Assembly's    Committee    on    Evangelism 329.50  329.50 

Soldier    Defense    414.48  414'.48 

Home  Mission  Emergency-Sol.  Defense  784.45  784.45 

Leper   Work   5.46  5.46 

Wm.  H.  Hopper,  Treasurer  M.  A.  F.  Dues 7.50  7.50 

Student  Loan  Fund  1.50  1.50 


$52,630.29  $52,630.29 


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/■ 

Financial  Report  of  General  Secretary  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery 
for  the  year  ending  March  31,  1943 

Receipts: 

Balance  April  17,  1942  $   100.67 

From  Benevolent  Account  4,519.30 

From  Presbytery's    Home    Mission    Committee 900.00 

From  W.    E.    Price    2.50 

From  Presbyterial    Auxiliary    35.00 

From  Sale  of  Materials 111.35 

From   Piedmont  Court   25.75 

From  Caldwell    Memorial    lt).00 

From  W.  G.  Thomas  (bus  fares) 166.77 

From  W.  G.  Thomas    (Conference  refund)    51.89 

From  W.   H.   Belk   47.00 

From  Y.    P.    Conference    1.67 

From  E.    E.    Gillespie,    Treasurer — Refund 28.19 

From  Presbytery's  Committee  of  Religious  Ed 19.54 


$6,019.63    $6,019.63 


Disbursements : 


Salaries : 

General    Secretary   and    car    allowance $3,068.75 

Miss   Wyndolyn   McNeely   994.30 

M.  A.  F.   ($60.00  on  last  year) 268.33 

Victory    Tax    35.45 

Office    Rent    180.00 

Telephone   112.61 

Presbyterian   Committee   of   Pub.    (Mat.) 98.24 

J.   O.    Mann— D.V.B.S.   Books 14.10 

McNeill    Paper    Company    25.52 

Kale-Lawing  Co 9.20 

Gray  &  Creech — Mimeo.  Supplies  74.32 

Postage   and    Mailing    130.51 

Mecklenburg    Presbyterian    56.61 

Stationery  12.75 

Charlotte    Engraving    Company    17.54 

W.  G.  Thomas    (Refund)    4.00 

H.   L.   Reaves   7.00 

R.  Fred  Dunn  40.00 

Bus  Tickets  to  Cheraw  166.77 

Adding   Machine    :  20.00 

W.  I.  Van  Ness  and  Company  65.41 

Other  office  expense,  promotion,  etc 131.99 

Church  and  Manse  Building  Fund  (Courtesy  Loan) 100.00 

Bank    Charge    .78 

Balance  in  Commercial  National  Bank  385.45 


$6,019.63    $6,019.63 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 47 

Report    of    Mecklenburg    Presbytery's    Church   and    Manse    Building    Fund 
R.  H.  Stone,  Treasurer — For  year  ending  April  15,  1943 

Balance  April  20,   1942— deposit   $   541.95 

Cash    14.00 

Receipts  (Including  $100.00  courtesy  loan  to 
Presbytery's    Office)    2,162.38 

$2,718.33 
Disbursements : 

Camp    Greene    Manse   $  500.00 

Beulah    S.    S.    Rooms    ; 412.70 

Selwyn  Avenue  Church 550.00 

St.  Paul  Manse 7t)0.00 

Locust    Manse    67.92 

■    Walkersville   Manse   104.08 

Commonwealth    Manse    217.00 

Postage    58.65 

$2,610.35 
Balance  in  Commercial  National  Bank  107.98 

$2,718.33    $2,718.33 

To  Mecklenburg  Presbytery,  in  Session  at  Steele  Creek,  April  20,  1943: 

At  the  request  of  the  Chairman  of  the  Auditing  Committee  of  Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery,  I  have  made  a  careful  check  of  the  books  of  R.  H.  Stone, 
Treasurer,  as  follows : 

1.  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  Home   Mission   Committee. 

2.  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  Benevolent  Account. 

3.  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  Church  and  Manse  Building  Fund. 

4.  The    Financial    Report    of    the    General    Secretary   of    Mecklenburg 
Presbytery. 

All  four  of  these  accounts  of  Rev.  Mr.  Stone  are  correctly  and  neatly 
kept,  and  the  necessary  supporting  vouchers  and  bank  statements  are 
furnished.  The  balance  in  each  case  corresponds  with  the  balance  that 
the  bank  shows. 

Very  respectfully, 
April  17,  1943.  SADIE  GRIER  GARTH. 

Bills  and  Overtures — The  Standing-  Committee  on  Bills  and 
Overtures  submitted  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as 
follows : 

We  approve  the  following  overture  which  was  placed  in  our  hands 
and  recommend  that  it  be  sent  to  the  General  Assembly: 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  respectfully  overtlires  the  Eighty- 
Third  General  Assembly  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  in  the  United  States 
as   follows :   . 

Inasmuch  as  some  of  the  Presbyteries  already  have  Executive  or 
General  Secretaries  and  as  there  is  a  tendency  for  other  Presbyteries 
to   have   such   offices,   and   inasmuch   as   the    salary  in   some   cases    comes 


48 MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

from  the  Benevolent  Funds ;  we  ask  therefore  that  a  space  be  provided 
in  the  column  for  "Denominational  Benevolences"  on  the  statistical 
sheet  for  this  cause,  designated  "Presbytery's  OfHce."  If  this  is  not 
feasible  we  ask  that  a  ruling  be  made  as  to  where  such  contributions 
shall  be  credited. 

Respectfully    submitted, 

G.  P.  STEVENS,  Chairman. 
A.  JULIAN  WARNER,  JR. 
M.  B.  PRINCE.  JR. 

Treasurer  of  Tax  Fund — The  Treasurer  of  Presbytery's  Tax 
Fund  submitted  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Report    of    Treasurer    for    Presbytery's    Tax    Fund — 1942-1943 

Receipts: 

Brought   Forward   from   Last   Year   $   364.57 

/    Received   from   Churches   2,702.63 

Total   Receipts    ...-. $3,067.20 

Disbursements : 

Wm.  H.  Hopper,  M.  A.  F.  Dues   $     22.56 

W.  H.  Johnston,  Stated  Clerk  300.00 

J.  W.  Stork,  Clerk  12.50 

W.  A.  Nicholson,  Clerk  7.50 

B.  F.  Yandell,  Clerk 20.00 

A.  Julian  Warner,  Clerk  : 10.00 

J.  D.   Henderson,   Expense   5.00 

Sadie  Grier  Garth,  Auditor  12.00 

E.  C.  Scott,  General  Assembly's  Assessment  1,391.47 

C.  M.  Gibbs,  Synod's  Assessment  376.44 

Von    Boeckmann-Jones    Co.,   Statistical   Tables 10.00 

News   Printing  House   330.35 

Presbyterian  Committee  of  Pub.,  Blank  Forms  17.04 

Dockets 26.50 

Envelopes,    Stationery,    etc 10.^0 

Tipping  Statistical  Tables   5.00 

Postage 41.50 

Total   Disbursements   $2,598.36 

Balance  in  Union  National  Bank,   March  31,  1943 468.84 

$3,067.20 

At  the  request  of  the  chairman  of  the  Auditing  Committee  of  Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery  I  have  checked  the  figures — receipts  and  disbursements 
— submitted  by  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston,  Treasurer  of  Mecklenburg  Presby- 
tery, for  the  year  April  1,  1942-March  31,  1943.  I  have  found  them  neatly 
kept  and  correct  in  every  detail.  They  balance  with  the  account  as  the 
Union  National  Bank,  Charlotte,  shows  it. 

Respectfully, 

SADIE  GRIER  GARTH. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 49 

Statistical  Report — The  Statistical  Report  of  Presbytery  was 
read  by  the  Stated  Clerk.  It  was  adopted  and  the  Clerk  was 
directed  to  forward  it  to  the  Stated  Clerk  of  the  General 
Assembly.    (See    Statistical    Sheet). 

Place  of  Next  Meeting — Presbytery  accepted  the  invitation 
of  the  Benton  Heights  Church  for  the  Summer  Meeting,  July 
20,  1943. 

Manual  Revision — The  following  proposed  change  in  the 
Manual  was  docketed  for  consideration  at  the  Summer  Meeting: 

Instead  of  quarterly  stated  meetings  of  Presbytery,  Stated  Sessions 
shall  be  held  in  the  Spring-  and  Fall,  with  Adjourned  Sessions  in  the 
Summer  and  Winter. 

Recess — Presbytery  took  recess  for  supper  until  7:30  P.  M. 
The  closing  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev.  Holmes  Rolston. 

EVENING  SESSION 

Presbytery  reconvened  at  7:30  P.  M.  and  was  opened  with 
prayer  by  Rev.  G.  Dana  Waters. 

Preaching  by  Candidates  for  Licensure^ — Candidate  W.  H. 
Boyd  preached  from  the  text,  Luke  15:19,  on  "The  Seeking 
Christ ;"  and  Candidate  F.  C.  Pratt  preached  from  the  text, 
Romans  1:1,  on  "Paul  the  Servant  of  Christ."  The  sermons 
were  accepted  as  satisfactory  parts  of  trial.  The  examinations 
as  a  whole  were  sustained  and  the  candidates  were  licensed  to 
preach  the  Gospel,  they  having  answered  affirmatively  the  pro- 
posed constitutional  questions.  Prayer  was  offered  by  the 
Moderator. 

Ordination  of  Licentiate^ — Upon  representation  that  Mr.  W.  H. 
Boyd  had  been  certified  for  an  appointment  to  a  chaplaincy, 
motion  was  made  and  passed  that  he  be  ordained  as  an  evan- 
gelist with  power  to  receive  members  into  the  Presbyterian 
Church  and  to  certify  them  to  the  Sessions  of  particular 
churches,  and  to  administer  the  sacraments. 

The  examination  for  licensure  was  accepted  for  ordination 
and  Licentiate  W.  H.  Boyd  was  ordained  as  an  Evangelist  and 
enrolled  as  a  member  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  upon  signing 
the  obligations  required  of  its  ministers  by  Presbytery. 

Minutes  Adopted — The  minutes  of  this  session  of  Presbytery 
were  read  and  adopted. 


50 MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

Adjournment — ^After  a  motion  for  adjournment  had  been  made 
and  passed,  the  members  of  the  Court  joined  in  singing-  "Blest 
Be  The  Tie  That  Binds,"  the  Moderator  pronounced  the  Bene- 
diction, and  the  Presbytery  stood  adjourned  to  meet  in  the 
Benton  Heights  Church  at  10:00  A.  M.  on  Tuesday,  July 
20,   1943. 

B.  FRANK  YANDELL,  Moderator. 
PAUL  P.  THROWER,  Acting  Permanent  Clerk. 
J.  W.  STORK,  Assistant  Clerk. 
W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk. 


/ 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG   PRESBYTERY  51 


1942 

1943 

87 

87 

95 

95 

615 

617 

681 

783 

552 

593 

836 

963 

18,882 

19,456 

260 

348 

251 

283 

15,401 

15^52 

COMPARATIVE  SUMMARY 

VITAL   STATISTICS 

1941 

Number  of   Ministers   83 

Number   of   Churches 94 

Number  of   Elders   611 

Number    of    Deacons    682 

Number  Added  on  Confession   520 

Number  Added   on   Certificate   763 

Whole  Number  of  Communicants  18,553 

Adult    Baptisms 250 

Infant    Baptisms    195 

Sunday   School    Enrollment   15,898 


CONTRIBUTIONS 

Foreign    Missions    $63,252  p7,U7  $37,858 

Assembly's    Home    Missions    22,619  16,195  18,342 

Christian   Educ.   and    Ministerial   Relief 16,527  14,142  11,306 

Assembly's  Rel.  Ed.  and  Publication  3,817  3,519  3,433 

Assembly's   Training  School   2,614  3,758  3,436 

Bible    Cause    805  832  1,324 

Synod's   Home   Missions   17,982  9,806  15,886 

Synod's   and    Presbytery's    Relig.    Educ 2,938  3,670  5,632 

Orphans'    Home    28,570  26,859  30,018 

Educational    Institutions    10,341  10,248  13,017 

Presbytery's    Home    Missions    25,851  24,769  30,476 

Congregational     Missions     17,736  6,441  4,550 

Pastors'  Salaries  Paid  Direct 87,865  92,916  102,135 

Pastors'   Salaries   Paid  Indirect   16,240 

Current    Expenses    123,471  140,987  159,215 

Building    Expense    67,674  119,359  101,114 

Miscellaneous    Contributions    30,790  24,762  19,451 


i 


STATISTICAL   REPORT   TO    THE    GENERAL    ASSEMBLY,    1943. 


Officers 

Communicants 

Bap- 

1 

BENEVOLENT  FUNDS  CONTRIBUTED 

Postora' 
Salaries 

Other  Funds 
Contributed 

MINISTERS 

S 
2 

3 

, 

1 

fi 

1  = 

3$ 

£ 

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, 

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AND  LICENTIATES 
NUMBER  OF 

POSTOFFICES 

CHURCHES 

a 

1 

.1 

11 

1 

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ii 

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1 

1 

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1 

1 
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1 

a 

i 

r.  R.  Aliiiatidet                  .     . 

Washington,  D.  C 

Cljarlotte.  N.  C. 

4 

15 

323 

7180 

1086 

1305 

329 

205 

"  60 

002 

301 

6322 

1429 

2378 

6000 

22S2. 

W.  A.  Alexander.  P 

Firsft  ISi2     ..".;■. 

22 

■"l8 

20 

■942 

2770 

T.B.ADdenon.  P 

Moaroe.N.C.. 

Benton  Heights*!  IMfl 

4 

5 

3 

i 

56 

2 

88 

5 

8 

15 

1 

1 

1 

18 

1 

10 

120 

420 

303 

979 

10 

P 

UnionvUIe,  N.  C 

L'nionville't 

3 

11 

1 

6 

20 

125 

6 

21 

C.  C.  Beam.  Supt 

Charlotte,  N.C 

Ellerbc,  N.  C . 

3 

6: 

56 

34 

17 

is 

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1 

"9 

"■"  s 

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38 

600 

600 

51C 

242 

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Ellerbc't  1S50,*       -' 

4 

6 

i 

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11 

P 

Ellerbe,  N.  C 

Mt.Carmelt  1700,    ,, 

2 

3 

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2 

30 

33 

13 

11 

1 

4 

3 

17 

21 

250 

16 

31 

P 

Norman.  N.C.                 .    . 

2 

2 

1 

5 

32 

8! 

4 

2 

3 

8 

1 

10 

I 

150 

11 

2 

H.  B.  Blakely.  Prcs 

Charlotte,  N.  C 

C.  M.  Boyd.  P 

Charlotte.  N.  C 

12 

18 

29 

758 

341     12 

521 

918 

■  629 

159 

19 

216 

108 

910 

259 

575 

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3000 

552 

3131 

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Robt.  F.  Boyd.  P. 

Charlotte.  N.C        .      .    . 

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9 

6 

156 

135 

112 

33 

17 

27 

22 

33 

54 

40 

110 

1800 

80 

330 

IS 

Wm.  H.  Boyd 

Charlotte,  N.  C .     .    .     . 

R.  H.  M.  Broivo.  Inf    . 

Charlotte  N.C 

W.  A.  Brown,  P 

Charlotte,  N.C 

St.  Paul't  1906,:     , 

1 

8 

12 

27 

171 

10 

4 

181 

205 

91 

73 

30 

5 

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30 

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2000 

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166 

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I 

9 
5 

7 

8 
4 

122 

82 

7 

130 
114 

50 
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38 
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15 
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1 
1 

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5 

9 

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23 

16 
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15 
21 

500 
500 

800 

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140 

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P 

Monroe,  N.C.  R.  6, 

Stephenson 

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R.S.Burwell.H.R 

Davidson,  N.  C .       . ,     . 

H.  C.  Carmitbael 

HuntcrBville.  N.  C 

W.  B.  S.  Chaodler.  lot 

Mayraville,  S.  C 

W.  C.  Copcland 

Davidson,  N.  C   . 

F.  C.  Del*l.-,  Jr..  P    , 

Charlotte,  N.  C 

Commonweallht   1011 

4 

5 

9 

5 

5 

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17 

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10 

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28 

165 

350 

105 

1187 

75 

E.  L.  FlanaKan 

Clover.  .S.  C 

W.  C.  C.  Foster,  Inf 

Newell,  N.  r        . 

A.  H,  Fraser,  H.  R    . 

Charlotte,  N.  C 

W.  H.  Frazcr 

Charlotte,  N.  C    , 

■'            P 

Pinevillc.  N.  C 

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Charlotte.  N.C 

M.  E.  Gibson.  P    . 

Murshvillo.  N.C, 

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Charlotte.  N.  C 

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8 

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5 

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3 

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375 

200 

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W.I.  Howe!!.  Jr..  P.      . 
Q.  N.  Huneyeult.  P.  Ev  , 
T,  F.  Huneyfutt.  P  . 

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Charlotte.  N.  C 

Selwyn  Ave.t  1941 , ,  , 

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591 

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15 

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111 

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114 

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298 

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223 

975 

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J.  C.  HeGehee 

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R.J.McIlwainc.H.R 

Monroe.  N.C    

, 

J.  E.  McJuDkin,  P 

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13 

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8 

13 

259 

2 

5 

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71 

11 

7 

15 

211 

07 

164 

124 

375 

1500 

128 

438 

S.  B.  McLean,  Inf 

Charlotte.  N.C 

J.  P.  H.  MtNult,  P       . 

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MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY 


161st  Stated  Session 
Benton  Heights  Church  —  July  20,  1943 

Called  Meeting 
Charlotte  First  Church  —  August  23,  1943 

Called   Meeting 
Charlotte  First  Church  —  October  1,  1943 

162nd  Stated  Session 
Sugaw  Creek  Church  —  October  21,   1943 

Adjourned   Session 
Charlotte  First  Church  —  November  15,  1943 

*     •     *     * 

Next  Stated  Session 
Commonwealth  Church  —  January  18,  1944 


MINUTES    OF    MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY 


DOCKET  SCHEDULE 


WINTER   MEETING 

Organization  of   Presbytery- 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception    of    Ministers    and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports   of   Commissions   and 

Committees 

(a)  Stewardship 

(b)  Evangelism 

(c)  Records  of   Presbytery 

(d)  Resolutions 

(e)  Foreign    Missions 
Popular     Meeting     on     Foreign 

Missions 
Election     of     Commissioners     to 

General    Assembly 
New  and  Unfinished  Business 
Place  of  Next  Meeting 
Nominate  Moderator 
Adopt  Minutes 
Adjourn 


SUMMER  MEETING 

Organization    of    Presbytery 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception  of  Ministers  and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 

Reports  of  Commissions  and 
Committees 

(a)  Ch.  Ed.  and  Min.  Relief 

(b)  Sabbath    Observance 

(c)  Records  of  Presbytery 

(d)  Resolutions 

(e)  Religious    Education 

Popular     Meetings     on  Religious 
Education 

New  and  Unfinished  Business 

Place  of  Next  Meeting 

Nominate  Moderator 

Adopt  Minutes 

Adjourn 


SPRING    MEETING 

Organization  of   Presbytery 
Communion  Service 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception    of    Ministers    and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports      of      Commissions     and 

Committees 

(a)  Woman's    Work 

(b)  Minister  and  His  Work 

(c)  Sessional  Records 

(d)  Synod's   Minutes 

(e)  Resolutions 

(f)  Presbytery's     Home     Mis- 
sions 

Popular  Meeting  on  Home  Mis- 
sions 

Reports  of  Treasurers  and  Trus- 
tees 

New  and  Unfinished  Business 

Place   of    Next    Meeting 

Nominate    Moderator 

Adopt   Minutes 

Adjourn 


FALL    MEETING 

Organization  of   Presbytery 
Communion  Service 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception  of  Ministers  and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports     of     Commissions     and 

Committees 

(a)  Assembly's  Home  Missions 

(b)  Synod's  Home  Missions 

(c)  Minister  and  His  Work 

(d)  Bible  Cause 

(e)  Educational  Institutions 

(f)  Assembly's   Minutes 

(g)  Nominations 
(h)   Resolutions 

(i)  Orphans'  Home 
Popular     Meeting     on     Orphans' 

Home 
New  and  Unfinished  Business 
Place  of  Next  Meeting 
Nominate  Moderator 
Adopt  Minutes 
Adjourn 


The   Stated  Session  of  Presbytery  convene  at   10:00  A.   M. 
on  the  third  Tuesday  in  each  quarter. 


MINUTES    OF   MECKLENBURG   PRESBYTERY 


DIRECTORY 

Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Moderator,  Summer  Meeting 
Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson,  Moderator,  Fall  Meeting 
Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston,  Stated  Clerk,  (1944) 
Rev.   J.   W.   Stork,   Permanent   Clerk    (1946) 
Rev.  Jno.  R.   Rosebro,  Assistant  Clerk   (1946) 
Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  General  Secretary   (1944) 
Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,   Evangelist   (1944) 
Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,   Publicity  Clerk 

TRUSTEES  OF  SCHOOLS  AND  COLEGES 

Davidson — Elected  for  Four  Years  : 

1944 — Mr.  R.  A.  Dunn,  Charlotte;  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr. 
1946_Mr.   W   H..   Belk,   Charlotte;    Mr.   H.   W.   Moore,   Charlotte;    Mr. 
T.  S.  McPheeters,  Charlotte. 

Queens — Elected   for   Three   Years  : 

1944— Mr.    H.    J.    Allison,    Charlotte;    Mr.    Harry    L.    Dalton,    Charlotte; 

Mr.  Peter  S.  Gilchrist,  Charlotte;  Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet. 
1945 — Rev.   Jas.    A.   Jones,    Rev.    J.    M.    Walker,    Mr.    Hunter    Marshall, 

Charlotte. 
1946 — Mr.  McAlister  Carson,  Charlotte;  Mr.  James  J.  Harris,  Charlotte; 

Mr.   David   Ovens,   Charlotte;    Mr.   Ivey   W.    Stewart,   Charlotte. 

Trustees  of   Presbytery: 

1944 — Mr,  W.  A.  Henderson,   Monroe. 

1945— Mr.    Neill   Y.    Pharr,    Charlotte. 

1946 — Mr.  John  James,   Charlotte.  '  . 

Commission   on  the   Minister  and   His   Work: 

Chairman — Rev.   John   A.   Redhead,  Jr. 

1944 — Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.;  Mr.  Rufus  A.  Grier,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  R.  H.  Stone;  Mr.  H.  B.  Patterson,  Charlotte. 
1946— Rev.  C.  G.  McClure;   Mr.  R.  S.  Hutchinson,  Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE  COMMITTEES 
Home  Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.  Neill  R.   McGeachy 

1944— Rev.    J.    Walton    Stewart,    Jr.;    Rev.    J.    M.    Walker;    Rev.    R.    E. 

Watts;  Mr.  C.  A.  Bland,  Wadesboro;  Mr.  Nat  G.  Speir,  Charlotte. 
1945 — Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy;  Rev.  R.  A.  Young;  Rev.  Wm.  A.  Brown, 

Mr.  W.  H.  Belk,  Charlotte;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev.    John    A.    Redhead,    Jr.;    Rev.    Jas.    A.    Jones;    Rev.    W.    G. 

Thomas;   Mr.   J.   P.   Robinson,   Charlotte. 

Religious    Education: 

Chairman — Rev.   M.  B.   Prince,  Jr. 

1944— Rev.    Neill    R.    McGeachy;    Rev.    W.    G.    Thomas;    Mr.    Thomas 

Graham,   Charlotte;    Mr.   R.   L.   Price,   Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.   M.   B.   Prince,  Jr.;    Rev.   C.   N.    Morrison;    Dr.    E.   H.   Hand, 

Pineville;   Mr.  J.  B.  Kuykendall,  Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev.  Robert  Turner;  Rev.  Holmes  Rolston ;  Mr.  J.  Wm.  Thomson, 

Charlotte;   Mr.  A.   B.   Mackey,   Charlotte. 


4  MINUTES   OF   MECKLENBURG   PRESBYTERY 

PERMANENT  COMMITTEES 

Advisory  Committee  to  the  General  Secretary r 

Chairman — Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr. 

1945— Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy;  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 

1946— Rev.    Chas.    M.    Boyd;    Rev.    John    A.    Redhead,    Jr.;    Mr.    W.    E. 
Price,    Charlotte. 

Asseimbly's  Home  Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.  Jno.   R.   Rosebro. 

1944— Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor;  Mr.  E.  M.  Neel,  Rt.  3,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  Jno.  R.  Rosebro;  Mr.  W.  D.  Loy,  Rt.  3,  Charlotte. 
1946_Rev.  J.  C.  Grier;   Mr.  John  D.  ElHott,  Charlotte. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr.  J.  P.  Robinson,  Charlotte. 
1944— Mr.  H.  H.  DeArmon,  Charlotte. 
1945— Mr.   J.    P.    Robinson,    Charlotte. 
1946— Mr.  G.  B.   Chapman,  Charlotte. 

Bible   Cause: 

Chairman — Rev.   Robt.   F.   Boyd. 

1944— Rev.  W.  B.  Neill;  Mr.  C.  S.  Massey,  Waxhaw. 
1945— Rev.  Robt.  F.  Boyd;  Mr.  J.  C.  Kuck,  Rt.  1,  Charlotte. 
1946— Rev.  W.  T.  Smith;  Mr.  J.  M.  Russell,  Newell. 

Christian  Education  and  Ministerial  Relief: 

Chairman — Rev.  Holmes  Rolston. 

1944 — Rev.   F.   R.   McAlister;    Mr.  Jas.   W.   Armstrong,   Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  Holmes  Rolston;  Dr.  R.  H.  Lafferty,  Charlotte. 
1946_Rev.  J.  L.   Griggs;   Mr.  W.  T.  Dunlap,   Charlotte. 

Educational   Institutions: 

Chairman — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones. 

1944 — Rev.  A.  J.  Warner;    Mr.   McAlister   Carson,   Charlotte. 
1945 — Rev  Jas.  A.  Jones;   Mr.  George  E.  Wilson,  Charlotte. 
1946_Rev.  W.  I.  Howell,  Jr.;  Mr.  C.  B.  Choate,  Rt.  3,  Charlotte. 

Evangelism: 

Chairman — Rev.    Samuel    M.    Inman. 

1944_Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely;   Mr.  Nat  C.  White,  Charlotte. 
1945_Rev.   B.   F.   Yandell;    M.r.  T.hos.   M.   Glasgow,   Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev.  S.  M.  Inman;   Mr.  Herbert  C.  Alexander,  Charlotte. 


MINUTES   OF   MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY  5 

Examinations: 

1.  Experimental    Piety — The    Moderator. 

2.  Academic    Studies— 1944,    Rev.    W.    R.    Buhler,    1945,    Rev.    M.    R. 

Gibson;   1946,  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer. 

3.  Languages— 1944,    Rev.    J.    L.    Russell;    1945,    Rev.    A.    J.    Warner; 

1946,  Rev.  S.  M.  Inman. 

4.  Natural   and    Exact    Sciences — 1944,    Rev.    P.   H.   Gwynn,   Jr. ;    1945, 

Rev.  Paul  P.  Thrower;   1946,  Rev.  Robt.  F.  Boyd. 

5.  Mental  and  Moral  Philosophy— 1944,  Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet ;  1945,  Rev. 
R.  E.  Watts;  1946,  Rev.  C.  G.  McClure. 

6.  English  Bible,  Ethics,  Logic  and  Rhetoric — 1944,  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones ; 
1945,  Rev.  J.  W.  Stork;  1946,  Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely. 

7.  Church  History— 1944,  Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely;  1945,  Rev.  C.  D. 
Whiteley;  1946,  Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy. 

8.  Theology— 1944,  Rev.  Chas.  M.  Boyd,  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs;  1945,  Rev. 

R.  A.  Young,  Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet;   1946,  Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley, 
Rev.  Holmes  Rolston. 

9.  Church  Government  and  Sacraments — 1944,  Rev.  Wm.  A.  Brown, 
Rev.  F.  C.  Debele;  1945,  Rev.  Robt.  F.  Boyd,  Rev.  W.  B.  Neill; 
1946,  Rev.  R.  A.  Young,  Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw. 

10.     Thesis,    Exegesis    and    Popular    Lecture — 1944,    Rev.    R.    H.    Stone ; 
1945,  Rev.  Holmes  Rolston ;  1946,  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts. 

Foreign  Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.  C.  H.  Little. 

1944 — Rev.  B.  F.  Yandell;  Dr.  Oren  Moore,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  D.  K.  Snyder;   Mr.  A.  S.  Cathey,  Paw  Creek. 
1946— Rev.    C.    H.    Little;    Mr.    J.    N.    Stribling,    Charlotte. 

Nominations : 

Chairman — Rev.  Holmes  Rolston. 

1944— Rev.  J.  W.  Grier ;  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone ;  Dr.  Oren  Moore,  Charlotte. 

1945— Rev. _W.  A.  Alexander;  Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.;  Mr.  W.  Reid 
Garrison,  Rt.  7,  Charlotte. 

1946 — Rev.  Holmes  Rolston;   Rev.  J.  M.  Walker;   Mr.  Hunter  Marshall, 
Charlotte. 

Orphans*  Home: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  C.  Grier. 

1944— Rev.  J.  C.  Grier;   Mr.  J.  P.  Sifford,  Albemarle. 

1945— Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy;  Mr.  J.  C.  Crowell,  Charlotte. 

1946 — Rev.  G.  Dana  Waters  ;   Mr.  David  Ovens,  Charlotte. 


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Sabbath  Observance: 

Chairman — Rev.   A,   W.   Shaw. 

1944— Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw;   Mr.  E.  G.  Cochrane,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor;  Mr.  R.  L.  WilHs,  Rt.  9,  Charlotte. 
1946— Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt ;   Mr.  L.  S.   Boyd,  Charlotte. 

Stewardship: 

Chairman — Rev.  Chas.  M.  Boyd. 

1944— Rev.  C.  N.  Morrison;  Dr.  Thos.  D.  Sparrow,  Charlotte. 

1945— Mr.    Herbert    C.    Alexander,    Charlotte;    Mr.    W.    H.    Abernathy, 
Charlotte. 

1946— Rev.  Chas.  M.  Boyd;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte. 

Synod's  Home  Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas. 

1944— Rev.  A.  A.  Walker;   Mr.  L.  S.  Boyd,  Charlotte. 

1945— Rev.  W.   G.  Thomas;   Mr.  John  A.  Kirk,   Rt.  7,  Charlotte. 

1946— Rev.  F.  C.  Debele ;   Mr.  R.   B.  Collins,  Charlotte. 

Woman's   Work: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  M.  Walker. 

1944 — Rev.  C.  N.  Morrison;   Mr.  G.  B.  Chapman,  Charlotte. 

1945 — Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt;   Mr.   Robert  S.  Hutchinson,  Charlotte. 

1946— Rev.  J.  M.  Walker;  Mr.  W.  M.  Boyles,  Charlotte. 

SPECIAL  COMMITTEES 
Christian   Education   Movement: 

Chairman — Mr.   McAlister   Carson. 

Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.;  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker;  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts;  Mr. 
McAlister  Carson,  Charlotte;   Dr.  Hamilton   McKay,  Charlotte. 

Defense  Service  Council: 

Chairman — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones. 

Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones;   Rev.  John  A.   Redhead,  Jr.;   Rev.  R.  H.  Stone. 

Location  and  Relocation  of  Churches: 

Chairman — Rev.   Jas.   A.   Jones. 

Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones ;  Rev.  Robert  Turner ;  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone ;  Rev.  A. 
Julian  Warner;  Rev.  R.  A.  Young;  Mr.  R.  S.  Hutchinson,  Charlotte; 
Mr.  E.  E.  Jones,  Charlotte;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte;  Rev.  Neill  R. 
McGcachy;  Rev.  M.  B,  Prince,  Jr. 


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MINUTES    OF    MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY 


ROLL  OF  MINISTERS 


1.  M.   E.   Sentelle,  D.   D. 

2.  G.    P.    Stevens 

3.  J.  W.  Grier 

4.  R.  J.  Mclllawaine 

5.  C.  H.  Little 

6.  R.    S.    Burwell,   D.   D. 

7.  J.    G.    Garth 

8.  J.  W.  Stork,  D.  D. 

9.  R.  H.  M.  Brown 
10.  J.  M.  Walker,  D.  D. 
IL  W.    H.    Frazer,    D.   D. 

12.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  Th.  D. 

13.  T.  F.  Huneycutt 

14.  M.    E.    Peabody 

15.  W.    B.    S.    Chandler 

16.  A.   A.    Walker,    D.    D. 

17.  C.  C.  Beam 

18.  S.  B.  McLean 

19.  W.    H.   Johnston 

20.  J.    C.    McGehee 
21  B.  F.  Yandell 
22.  W.  C.  Copeland 
2Z.  J.  C.  Grier 

24.  W.  G.  Thomas 

25.  T.  R.  Alexander 

26.  A.  T.  Taylor 

27.  M.    B.    Prince,   Jr. 

28.  H.    C.    Carmichael 

29.  W.  A.   Nicholson 

30.  W.  B.  Neill 

31.  A.  H.  Eraser 
Z2.  M.  R.  Gibson 

2,2,.  C.  D.  Whiteley,  D.  D. 

34.  R.  A.  Young,  D.  D. 

35.  Chas.  M.  Boyd,  D.  D. 

36.  Julian  S.   Sibley,  D.  D. 
27.  A.  H.  Key 

38.  E.  V.   Wiley 

39.  Leonard    T.    Gill 

40.  Alfred    L.    Roberts 

41.  W.  L  Howell,  Jr. 

42.  Theo.    B.    Anderson 

43.  D.  K.  Snyder 


44.  John   A.   Redhead,  Jr.,  D.   D. 

45.  W.  C.  C.  Foster 

46.  W.   C.    Smith 

47.  J.   C.   Neville 

48.  Ben  T.  Harrop 

49.  J.   E.   Mcjunkin 

50.  Thomas    H.    Mitchell 

51.  C.    N.    Morrison 

52.  W.  T.  Smith 

53.  Hunter  B.  Blakeley,  D.  D. 

55.  H.    L.    Reaves 

54.  Jas.  A.  Jones,  D.  D. 

56.  A.    Julian    Warner 

57.  J.  S.  Nisbet,  D.  D. 

58.  J.    L.    Russell 

59.  W.    R.    Buhler 

60.  Jno.   R.   Rosebro,   D.   D.      ' 

61.  A.    W.    Shaw 

62.  F.    R.    McAlister 

63.  Neill    R.    McGeachy 

64.  R.   H.   Stone 

65.  R.   E.  Watts 

66.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr. 

67.  Wm.    A.    Brown 

68.  P.  H.  Gwynn,  Jr.,  Ph.  D. 

69.  W.  A.  Alexander,  D.  D.  ' 

70.  E.    L.    Flanagan 

71.  L.   L.   Little,   D.   D. 

72.  Paul   P.  Thrower 
72.  J.    L.     Griggs 

74.  Holmes  Rolston,  D.  D. 

75.  Robt.   F.   Boyd 

76.  Robert    Turner 

77.  G.   Dana   Waters 

78.  F.    C.    Debele,    Jr. 

79.  Charles    G.    McClure 

80.  Samuel  M.  Inman 

81.  Geo.  F.  Houck 

82.  J.  O.   Mann 

83.  H.   E.  Carter 

84.  F.   Clyde   Pratt 


8  MINUTES    OF   MECKLENBURG   PRESBYTERY 

Churches  Clerk  of  Session  Treasurer 

Albemarle  First J.  J.  Shoe  O.  G.  Whitley 

Concord  Road  1044  Pee  Dee  Ave. 

Albemarle  Second  W.  H.  Boyce  Clyde  O.  Josey 

Park   Avenue  Park  Avenue 

Altan    J.  B.  Yarborough  Geo.  W.  Griffin 

Rt.  4,  Monroe  Rt.  4,  Monroe 

Amay  James  Edgar   Goodw^in  Clyde    Bryant 

504  E.  Boundary  St.  1901  Edmund  St.,  Apt. 

Charlotte,  N.  C.  Charlotte,    N.    C. 

Amity    J.  C.  Kuck  James  P.  Sample 

Rt.  1,  Charlotte  Rt.   2,   Charlotte 

Badin   L.  A.  Fesperman  S.  E.  Beck 

90   Maple    St.  Badin,  N.  C. 
Badin,  N.  C. 

Banks  J.  S.  HoMfey  Murray  Cunningham 

Rt.  3,  WaxhaMT  Rt.  3,  Waxhaw 

Benton  Heights  J.  Earl  Williams  L.  C.  Newton 

Rt.  2,  Monroe  General   Delivery 

Monroe 

Bethany    J.  T.  Rowell  W.  L.  Rape 

Rt.  4,  Monroe  Rt.  4,  Monroe 

Bethel  W.  J.  Knox  H.   B.   Knox 

Rt.  2,  Huntersville  Davidson,    N.    C. 

Bethlehem I.  D.  Crowell  I.  D.  Crowell 

Rt.  1,  Indian  Trail  Rt.  1,  Indian  Trail 

Beulah   J.  P.  Belk  J.  P.  Belk 

Rt.  1,  Monroe  Rt.  1,  Monroe 

Biscoe  W.  T.  Ev^^ing  J.   E.    Alaness 

Biscoe  Biscoe 

Brainerd D.  E.  Blue  Mrs.  J.  U.  Thrower 

East  Rockingham  East  Rockingham 

Caldwell  Memorial R.  B.  Collins  R.  K.  Walker 

339  Clement  Ave.  2010  Vail  Ave 

Camden   C.  H.  Trexler  Miss  Ethel  Hildreth 

Rt.  3,  Wadesboro  Rt.  3,  Wadesboro 

Cameronian   Charles  McLendon  J.    M.    Bethune 

Pee  Dee  Mill  No.  1  Rt.  3,  Rockingham 
Rockingham 

Camp  Greene  C.  F.  McPherson  G.  T.  Woodside 

301  Palmer  St.  2201    Greene   St. 

Charlotte  Charlotte,    N.    C. 

Candor  C.  Dowd  Page  McCauley 

Candor  Candor 


MINUTES   OF   MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY 


Churches  Clerk  of  Session 

Central  Steele  Creek R.  R.  Grier 

Rt.  3,  Charlotte 

Charlotte  First  Herbert  C.  Alexander 

Box  1413 

Charlotte  Second    Jas.  T.  Porter 

1207  S.  Boulevard 

Commonwealth W.  W.  Kiser 

Rt.  2,  Charlotte 

Community    John  Cox 

Rockingham 

Cooks  Memorial  R.  F.  Dunn 

Rt.  9,  Charlotte 

Cornelius  W.  C.  Blakely 

Cornelius,    N.    C. 

Ellerbe  J.  H.  McRae 

Ellerbe,  N.   C. 

Hamlet  S.  O.  Bauersfeld 

410  Entwistle  St. 
Hamlet,    N.    C. 

Hawley  Memorial  Dr.  J.  M.  Boyce 

Polkton 

Hopewell  T.  W.  Stewart 

Rt.   1,  Huntersville 

Huntersville  John  R.  Barnette 

Huntersville,   N.   C. 

Indian    Trail E.  J.  Stinson 

Indian  Trail,   N.   C. 

Lee  Park  Grady   Williams 

Rt.    1,    Monroe,   N.    C. 

Lilesville    Ben  R.  Wall 

Lilesville,   N.   C. 

Locust    T.  M.  Hartsell 

Rt.  2,  Stanfield 

Macedonia    Daniel    J.    McCaskill 

Candor,  N.  C. 

Mallard  Creek   W.  B.  Bingham 

Rt.  7,  Charlotte 

Marshville E.  E.  Marsh,  Sr. 

Marshville,  N.  C. 


Treasurer 

T.  M.  Blackwelder 
Rt.  1,  Pineville 

W.  N.  Ward 

1934  Crescent  Ave. 

Mrs.  Jas  T.  Porter 
1207  S.  Boulevard 

F.  W.   Collins 

1307    Greenwood    Ave. 

Charlotte,    N.    C. 

Pink  Sutton 
Rockingham 

W.  O.  Rozzelle 
Rt.  9.  Charlotte 

Frank  Washam 
Cornelius,    N.    C. 

W.  S.  McRae 
Ellerbe,  N.  C. 

C.  M.  Pepper 

303  Henderson  St. 

Hamlet,  N.  C. 

Mrs.   Ed  Billingslee 
Polkton,  N.  C 

J.  M.  Blythe 
Rt.  9,  Charlotte 


J.   M.   Blythe 
Huntersville,    N. 


C. 


Thad  Biggers 
Indian   Trail,   N.   C. 

J.  H.  Baker 

Rt.   1,   Monroe,  N.   C. 

Mrs.  Elizabeth  L.  Wall 
Lilesville,  N.   C. 

T.  M.  Hartsell 
Stanfield,    N.    C. 


H.  Y.  Galloway 
Rt.  7,  Charlotte 

Miss  Ora  Lee 
Marshville,  N.  C, 


10  MINUTES   OF   MECKLENBURG   PRESBYTERY 

Churches  Clerk  of  Session  Treasurer 

Marks  Creek  W.  A.  Wilkes  H.  C.  McRae 

Cognac  Hamlet,   N.    C. 

Marston  A.  W.  McKay  W.   D.    McKay 

Marston,   N.   C.  Marston,  N.  C. 

Matthews   G.  C.  Alexander  J.  W.  Russell 

Rt.  1,  Matthews  Matthews 

McGee  N.  C.  Long  R.  C.  Alexander 

314  N.  Hoskins  Ave.        3011  Tuckaseege  Road 

Charlotte  Charlotte 

McLean   Memorial   W.  M.  Lovin  J.  D.  McLean 

Rt.  1,  Ellerbe  Rt.  1,  Ellerbe 

Monroe  First  W.  A.  Henderson  D.   B.   Gettys 

Monroe  Monroe 

Morgan  Memorial  A.  R.  Williams  A.   R.   Williams 

Rt.  2,  Stanfield  Rt.  2,  Stanfield 

Morven   W.  E.  Steagall  W.  R.  Gaddy 

Morven  Morven 

Mt.  Carmel  Lee  Mclnnis  Willie  Melnnis 

Rt.  1,  Ellerbe  Rt.  1,  Ellerbe 

Mt.  Gilead  R.  L.  Martin  G.  T.  McAuley 

Mt.    Gilead  Mt.    Gilead 

Mulberry  L.  A.  Marshall  W.  M.  Berryhill 

Rt.  5,  Charlotte  Rt.  5,  Charlotte 

Myers  Park  A.  J.  Beall  C.  B.  Ross 

Commercial  Bank  Bldg.  2338  Roswell  Ave. 

Charlotte  Charlotte 

Nevin   J.  H.  Stewart  J.   W.   Gettys 

Rt.  7,  Charlotte  Rt.  7,   Charlotte,   N.   C. 

Newell   S.  B.  Wilson  Geo.  Caldwell 

Newell  Rt.  7,  Charlotte 

Norman  C.  E.  Martin  C.  E.  Martin 

Norman  Norman 

North  Charlotte  B.  B.  Young  J.    E.    McQuown 

810  E.  36th  St.  3220  N.  Alexander  St. 

Charlotte  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Norwood  J.  H.  McSwain  Miss  Virginia  Barnhart 

Norwood  Norwood 

Oakboro E.  O.  Ross  Miss   Viola   Ross 

Box   196  Box  196 

Oakboro  Oakboro,   N.    C. 

Pageland  D.  E.  Clark  Dr.  A.  T.  Munn 

Pageland,  S.  C.  Pageland,  S.  C. 


MINUTES   OF   MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY 

Churches  Clerk  of  Session  Treasurer 

Paw  Creek  G.  A.  Todd  Wm.    A.    Cathey 

Paw  Creek  Chadwick    Station 

Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Peachland  T..  V.  Howell 

Peachland 

Pee  Dee  J.  V.  Ussery  Mrs.  W.  C.  Ussery 

Rt.  3,  Mt.  Gilead  Rt.  3,  Mt.  Gilead 

Philadelphia  J.   W.   Morris  Clifford  McLean 

Rt.  3,  Matthews,  N.  C.  Rt.  1,  Charlotte 

Pineville W.  A.  Rogers  Robert  C.  Hair 

Pineville  Pineville 

Plaza C.  A.  Kirkpatrick  J.  L.  Fesperman,  Sr. 

1315  Matheson  Ave.  3908   Monroe   Road 

Charlotte  Charlotte 

Pleasant  Hill  T.  F.  Carothers  C.  C  Carothers 

Rt.    1,   Pineville  Pineville 

Providence  F.  B.  Kuykendal  Oliver   Howard 

Rt.  1,  Matthews  Waxhaw 

Ramah  Jno.  G.  Caldwell  C.  D.  Bradford 

Rt.   1,  Huntersville  Rt.  1,  Huntersville 

Rehoboth    E.  J.  Simms 

Rt.  2,  Waxhaw 

Roberdell W.  T.  Wicker  Mrs.    A.    L.    Gordon 

Roberdell  Roberdell 

Robinson  Perry  C.  Hood  V.    H.    Brawley 

Rt.  1,  Harrisburg  Rt.  8,  Charlotte 

Rockingham  J.  D.  Cameron  M.   C.   McLeod 

Rockingham  Rockingham 

Rourk  J.   C.  Watson  A.    M.    Blakely 

Rt.  3,  Rockingham  Rt.  3,  Rockingham 

St.  Andrews  B.  R.  Howell  A.  A.  Clark 

220  Bacon  Ave.  Rt.  5,  Charlotte 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

St.  Paul  J.  D.  Woodside  T.    Mack  Hill 

1801   The   Plaza  1715  The   Plaza 
Charlotte 

Salem  George  Timmons  Mrs.  L.  T.  Gill 

Rt.  1,  Marshville  Box  197 

Pageland,  S.  C. 

Selwyn  Avenue  B.  S.  Gray  .  Dr.  W.  P.  Weeks 

3012  Selwyn  Ave.  2117  Picardy  Place 

Charlotte  Charlotte 


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MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


Churches  Clerk  of  Session 

Sharon  H.  B.  Hunter 

Marsh    Road 

Siler  Avery  Plyler 

Rt.  2,  Waxhaw 

Six  Mile  Creek  S.  L.  LaFrage 

Rt.  2,  Fort  Mill,  S.  C. 

Steele  Creek  R.  A.  Grier 

Rt.  3,  Charlotte 

Stephenson  Frank   Kimbrell 

Indian  Trail 

Sugaw  Creek  J.  P.  Robinson 

1324  Biltmore  Drive 
Charlotte 

Tabernacle   O.  L.  Efird 

Rt.  2,  Marshville 

Tenth  Avenue  L.  S.  Boyd 

312  W.  9th  St. 
Charlotte 

Thomasboro  H.   P.  Cathey 

322  Hovis  Circle 
Charlotte 

Troy  C.  N.  Eckerson 

Troy 

Turner   J.  C.  Richardson 

Rt.  5,  Monroe 

Unionville J,  Fred  Medlin 

Rt.  2,  Monroe 

Wadesboro  C.  A.  Bland 

West  Avenue 
Wadesboro 

Walkersville    S.  H.  McCain 

Rt.  2,  Waxhaw 

Waxhaw   T.  R.  Nisbet 

Waxhaw 

West  Avenue   R.  L.  Smith 

2339  Morton  St. 
Charlotte 

Westminster    H.   G.   Robinson 

1418    Kenilworth    Ave. 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Williams  Memorial  J.  I.  Hutchison 

Rt.  9,  Charlotte 

Wilmore  H.  K.  Youngblood 

508  Spruce  St. 
Charlotte 


Treasurer 

Chas.  A.  Hunter 
630  Marsh  Road 
Charlotte,    N.    C. 

Carr  Price 
Rt.  5,  Monroe 

J.    R.   Perry 

15  Academy  St. 

Otto  C.  Brown 
Rt.  3,  Charlotte 


Z.  V.  Kiser 

Rt.  7,  Charlotte 

C.  C.  Moore 
Rt.  2,  Marshville 

A.  Reece  Pegram 
2049  Greenway  Ave. 
Charlotte 

J.    S.    Bennett 
3039  Florida  Ave. 
Charlotte 

C.  W.  Safrit 
Troy 

D.  E.  Glenn 
Rt.  5,  Monroe 

Paul  E.  Griffin 
Rt.  2.  Monroe 

Mrs.  Chase  Baughn 
West  Wade  Street 
Wadesboro 

H.  L.  Strawn 
Rt.  2,  Waxhaw 

T.  N.  Massey 
Waxhaw 

Richard  Wilkinson 
513  Grandin  Rd. 
Charlotte 

W.  D.  Lawing 
409  Tremont  Ave. 
Charlotte 

E.  L.  McConnell 
Rt.  9,  Charlotte 

H.  K.  Youngblood 
508  Spruce  St. 
Charlotte 


MINUTES    OF    MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY  13 

The   Dne   Hundred   Sixty-First   Stated 
Session   Df   Meclilenburg   Presbytery 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  met  in  its  One  Hundred 
Sixty-first  Stated  Session  in  the  Benton  Heights  Church,  Mon- 
roe, N.  C.  at  10:00  A.  M.  on  July  20,  1943.  The  court  was  called 
to  order  by  the  Moderator,  Rev.  B.  Frank  Yandell,  and  was  con- 
stituted with  prayer  by  Rev.  C.  G.  McClure.  The  opening  sermon 
was  preached  by  the  retiring  moderator  from  the  text,  Acts  1 :8. 

At  the  request  of  the  Stated  Clerk,  Rev.  Paul  P.  Thrower 
was  elected  acting  permanent  clerk  to  serve  for  this  meeting. 

The  Roll — The  following  were  present  and  were  enrolled 
or  were  enrolled  during  the  meeting  of  Presbytery : 

Ministers:  J.  W.  Grier,  C.  H.  Little,  J.  G.  Garth,  J.  W.  Stork,  J.  M. 
Walker,  W.  H.  Frazer,  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  T.  F.  Huneycutt,  W.  H.  John- 
ston, C.  H.  Rowan,  B.  F.  Yandell,  J.  C.  Grier,  W.  G.  Thomas,  A.  T.. 
Taylor,  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  W.  B.  Neill,  M.  R.  Gibson,  J.  P.  H.  McNatt, 
C.  D.  Whiteley,  R.  A.  Young,  A.  H  Key,  E  V.  Wiley,  L.  T.  Gill,  T.  B. 
Anderson,  D.  K.  Snyder,  J.  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  W.  C.  Smith,  W.  T.  Smith, 
H.  B.  Blakely,  Jas.  A.  Jones,  H.  L.  Reaves,  A  Julian  Warner,  J.  L. 
Russell,  W.  R.  Buhler,  Jno.  R.  Rosebro,  A.  W.  Shaw,  F.  R.  McAlister, 
N.  R.  McGeachy,  R.  H.  Stone,  R.  E.  Watts,  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.,  Gary 
R.  Blain,  Wm.  A.  Brown,  W.  A.  Alexander,  Paul  P.  Thrower,  J.  L, 
Griggs,  Robert  Turner,  G.  Dana  Waters,  C.  G.  McClure,  S.  M.  Inman, 
Geo.  F.  Houck. — 51. 

Ruling  Elders:  J.  P.  Sample,  Amity;  L.  A.  Fesperman,  Badin ;  R.  L. 
White,  Banks  ;  J.  Earl  Williams,  Benton  Heights  ;  F.  P.  Larson,  Caldwell 
Memorial;  C.  H.  Trexler,  Camden;  J.  C.  Munn,  Candor;  C.  B.  Choate, 
Central  Steele  Creek;  Frank  W.  DeArmon,  Charlotte  First;  W.  H. 
DeLamater,  Commonwealth;  R.  L.  Willis,  Cooks  Memorial;  H.  L.  Seay, 
Huntersville ;  R.  C.  Tucker,  Locust;  C.  W.  Allred,  Macedonia;  J.  K. 
McLaughHn;  Mallard  Creek;  J.  C.  Deane,  Marshville ;  A.  W.  McKay, 
Marston;  W.  O.  Johnston,  McGee;  G.  J.  Whitener,  Monroe  First;  V.  L. 
Wall,  Morven;  O.  C.  Utley,  Mulberry;  T.  M.  Hines,  Myers  Park;  R.  W. 
Watts,  North  Charlotte;  Carson  Livingston,  Norwood;  E.  O.  Ross, 
Oakboro ;  H.  H.  Houston,  Pageland ;  P.  W.  Davenport,  Paw  Creek;  J. 
P.  Flowe,  Philadelphia ;  W.  A.  Rogers,  Pineville ;  C.  T.  Stewart,  Plaza ; 
S.  A.  Winget.  Pleasant  Hill;  L.  M.  Rea,  Providence;  C.  G.  Black,  Ramah ; 
W.  W.  Faires,  Robinson;  L.  A.  Kelly,  Rockingham;  N.  C.  White,  St. 
Paul;  W.  E.  Green,  Salem;  B.  S.  Gray,  Selwyn  Avenue;  H.  Q.  Kirk- 
patrick,  Sharon;  Page  Price,  Siler;  S.  L.  LaFrage,  Six  Mile  Creek;  I. 
B.  Faires,  Steele  Creek;  L.  D.  McConnell,  Stigaw  Creek;  O.  L.  Eifrd, 
Tabernacle ;  W.  A.  Harrell,  Tenth  Avenue ;  W.  S.  Biggers,  Thomasboro ; 
J.  V.  MuUis,  Unionville;  C.  A.  Bland,  Wadesboro;  A.  B.  Norwood,  Wal- 
kersville ;  R.  J.  Belk,  Waxhaw;  V.  F.  Alexander,  West  Avenue;  A.  M. 
Rea,  Westminster. — 52. 


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Visiting  Brethren — The  following  were  introduced  to  Pres- 
bytery and  invited  to  sit  with  us  as  visiting-  brethren : 

Rev.  J.  E.  Flowe,  Concord  Presbytery;  Rev.  Geo.  F.  Houck,  Granville 
Presbytery;    Rev.    G.   A.   Wilson,   Wilmington    Presbytery. 

Committee  on  Arrangements — The  Committee  on  Arrange- 
ments presented  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

We  would  suggest  that  you  follow  the  docket  until  12:30  P.  M.  then 
take  recess  for  lunch.  Reconvene  at  1  :30  P.  M.  and  proceed  with  the 
docket  until  2:00  P.  M.  Set  aside  the  hour  from  2:00  P.  M.  to  3:00  P.  M. 
for  a  popular  meeting  on  Religious  Education.  At  3:00  P.  M.  resume  the 
work  of  Presbytery  and  adjourn  at  will. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

THEODORE  B.  ANDERSON,  Chairman. 

History  of  Benton  Heights  Church — The  history  of  the  Ben- 
ton Heights  Church  was  read  by  Ruling  Elder  J.  Earl  Williams. 
It  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

HISTORY  OF  BENTON  HEIGHTS  PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH 

About  twenty-five  years  ago  Mr.  W.  H.  Belk,  of  Charlotte  in  his  visits 
to  his  mother  and  brother  Dr.  J.  M.  Belk  of  Monroe  would  of  necessity 
have  to  come  into  Monroe  through  Benton  Heights  on  Sunday  mornings. 
He  could  not  help  but  see  great  numbers  of  children  on  the  street.  His 
investigation  revealed  that  there  were  no  facilities  available  for  the  relig- 
ious training  of  the  boys  and  girls,  as  there  was  no  Church  in  the  com- 
munity. The  opportunity  for  a  Mission  Work  in  Benton  Heights  loomed 
great  in  the  eyes  of  these  brothers.  They  called  in  Rev.  R.  J.  Mcllwaine 
who  was  Union  County  Evangelist  at  that  time  and  authorized  him  to 
build  a  Chapel  on  a  lot  that  had  recently  been  purchased  by  G.  B.  Mc- 
Clellan  for  them.  This  Chapel  which  now  stands  in  the  rear  of  this 
Church  has  been  remodeled  and  is  now  being  used  as  a  recreation  build- 
ing and  as  an  assembly  room. 

Rev.  B.  B.  Shankel  organized  a  Mission  work  and  a  Sunday  School 
which  progressed  satisfactorily  for  a  number  of  years.  When  he  was  called 
from  his  work  at  Lee  Park  to  another  field  the  Presbyterians  allowed 
this  work  to  cease  and  the  Chapel  was  rented  to  the  Nazarenes  for  a 
period. 

About  seven  years  ago  an  overture  was  made  to  the  Session  of  the 
First  Presbyterian  Church  by  the  people  of  Benton  Heights  to  reorganize 
the  Presbyterian  work  in  the  Chapel.  A  Committee  composed  of  W.  A. 
Henderson,  G.  B.  McClellan  and  Miss  Louise  Morrow  was  appointed  to 
reorganize  the  Sunday  School.  The  organization  was  completed  and  a  fine 
spirit  of  cooperation  from  the  people  of  the  community  was  helpful  in 
making  the  Sunday  School  a  success.  A  short  while  after  its  organization 
the  Session  of  the  First  Church  elected  Deacon  V.  C.  Wood  as  Superinten- 
dent   and    under    his    leadership    much    progress    was    made    but    the    Lord 


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called  him  to  his  reward  and  Elder  W.  A.  Henderson  was  again  asked  to 
take   over  the   Superintendent's  place. 

Rev.  T.  B.  Anderson,  the  present  Pastor,  who  is  host  to  the  meeting 
of  Presbytery,  was  at  the  time  of  the  organization  of  the  Sunday  School, 
Pastor  of  the  Unionville  Presbyterian  Church  was  asked  to  take  over 
the  work  in  Benton  Heights  as  a  Mission  work.  Today  this  Church  stands 
as  a  memorial  to  his  untiring  efforts  and  to  his  loyal  workers.  Mention 
is  also  made  of  the  work  of  the  Woman's  Auxiliary  in  furnishing  the 
Church  with  the  comfortable  pews,  pulpit  chairs,  etc. 

The  Church  was  organized  in  the  Summer  of  1940  with  33  members. 
On  March  13th,  1943  the  Church  was  dedicated  to  God  with  Rev.  J.  G. 
Garth  of  Charlotte  preaching  the  sermon  and  with  inspiring  talks  by 
R.  H.  Stone,  W.  H.  Belk,  G.  B.  McClellan,  Rev.  Robt.  Turner  and  W.  A. 
Henderson.  Rev.  T.  B.  Anderson,  the  Pastor  made  the  dedicatory  prayer. 
The  present  membership  is  57.  We  look  forward  to  a  continued  growth 
in  numbers  and  we  trust  in  the  warm  and  glowing  graces  of  our  Lord 
and    Savior  Jesus    Christ. 

The  Church  is  Vv^ell  organized  and  the  full  program  of  the  Church  is 
followed.  Mrs.  Earl  Williams  is  President  of  the  Woman's  Auxiliary. 
The  young  peoples  Society  has  excellent  leadership  in  Miss  Vivian 
Tucker.  The  Sunday  School  has  its  Superintendent,  W.  A.  Henderson, 
and  under  his  leadership  and  that  of  the  faithful  officers  and  Teachers, 
who  cooperate  constructive  work  is  being  done  both  as  to  instruction  in 
.and  training  for  the  Master  Service.  The  present  officers  of  the  Church 
are  as  follows :  Elders,  Vernon  Tucker,  Eugene  Secrest,  George  Boone, 
and  Earl  Williams.  The  Deacons  :  are  L.  C.  Newton,  Stacey  Tucker,  Neal 
Tucker,    Pete   Williams,   and    Brown   Carnes. 

As  to  the  past  we  can  say  "Truly  the  Lord  has  done  great  things  for 
us  and  we  are  glad.''  As  to  the  future,  it  is  our  prayer  that  we  continue 
to  seek  the  will  of  God,  to  increase  our  efforts,  and  to  devote  our  re- 
sources and  to  proceed  unafraid  and  to  make  Christ  and  his  Church  first. 

Memorials — Memorials  to  Rev.  Luther  H.  Query,  read  by  Rev. 
J.  G.  Garth,  and  to  Rev.  Charles  R.  Nisbet,  read  by  Rev.  W.  H. 
Frazer,  were  adopted  by  a  standing  vote  and  prayer  for  the 
bereaved  families  was  led  by  Rev.  R.  A.  Young.  The  memorials 
are  as  follows : 

CHARLES   RICHARD   NISBET 

Was  born  in  Macon,  Georgia,  July  24,  1871,  and  died  in  Charlotte,  North 
Carolina,  June  26th,  1943.  Between  these  two  dates  stretched  a  period  of 
seventy-t^yo  years.  But  the  story  of  his  life  is  not  to  be  told  by  the  dates 
of  its  beginning  and  ending.  Between  these  tw^o  dates  lies  a  great  record 
of  service,  and  achievement.  After  preparation  for  what  he  thought  was 
to  be  his  life  work  he  went  back  to  his  home  and  began  the  practice  of 
law  with  his  distinguished  father,  the  Hon.  James  Taylor  Nis1)et.  one  of 
the  outstanding  barristers  of  the  South.  After  a  brief  period  of  a  year 
and  a  half  his  father  died,  and  although  heir  to  his  great  practice  and  li- 
brary, young  Nisbet  felt  the  call  to  plead  at  an  entirely  different  bar,  and 
to   represent   entirely   different   clients.    He   dis,posed   of   his    interests,   left 


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a   most   flattering  worldly   position,   and   entered   Princeton    Seminary  for 
the  purpose  of  preparing  himself  for  his  work  in  an  entirely  new  role. 

On  November  15,  1898  he  was  ordained  to  the  Gospel  Ministry  and 
placed  by  his  Presbytery  in  charge  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  at  Bain- 
bridge,  Georgia.  He  served  here  until  1900,  when  he  came  to  Atlanta, 
as  pastor  of  the  little  Kirkwood  Church.  He  was  permitted  to  remain  in 
this  field  only  about  one  year  when  the  larger  interests  of  the  Kingdom 
led  him  to  the  pastorate  of  the  Westminster  Church,  Atlanta.  After 
a  few  years  he  was  called  to  the  Woodland  Street  Church,  Nashville, 
Tennessee;  then  to  Trinity  Church,  St.  Louis,  Missouri,  and  finally  to 
the  very  strategic  Church  on  the  border  line  between  the  Northern  and 
Southern  Churches,  Central  Presbyterian  Church,  Kansas  City,  where  his 
greatest  growth  was  had  and  his  largest  work  was  done.  For  15  years, 
from  1912  to  1927,  he  carried  on  that  great  work  where  such  giants  of  the 
Ministry  as  Samuel  M.  Neel  had  set  the  gauge  for  his  preaching  and  his 
executive  ability.  He  has  repeatedly  told  me  the  story  of  his  crises  here, 
and  one  could  see  how  he  met  them  and  how  they  made  him  a  greater 
and  more  useful  minister  of  the  gospel.  In  1927  he  resigned  this  great 
charge,  spent  a  brief  period  of  time  in  travel  and  in  the  Fall  of  1927  he 
entered  upon  the  work  of  the  pastorate  of  Caldwell  Memorial  Church, 
Charlotte  where  a  fully  developed  capacity  for  service,  a  rich  experience 
and  a  burning  zeal  for  the  cause  of  Christ  all  conspired  to  Inake  this 
pastorate  an  outstanding  one  in  the  city  of  Charlotte  and  in  the  Synod 
of  North   Carolina. 

He  was  twice  married.  First  to  Miss  Ola  Mai  Jones,  of  Toccoa,  Georgia, 
and  second  to  Mrs.  Freda  Dotger  Burch,  of  Charlotte.  From  the  first 
union  there  were  born  a  daughter  and  a  son  :  Mrs.  Elizabeth  Nisbet  Marty, 
of  Kansas  City,  Missouri,  and  Charles  R.  Nisbet,  Jr.  of  Salisbury,  North 
Carolina.  They,  together  with  Mrs.  Bertha  Burch  Nisbet,  his  wife,  survive 
him. 

Dr.  Nisbet's  character  was  open  and  easily  discerned  and  analyzed. 

He  was  first  of  all  a  devout  servant  of  Christ.  He  loved  his  Lord  with 
a  passionate  devotion  and  delighted  in  His  service. 

He  loved  the  Church  of  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ,  and  was  subject  to  its 
authority  and  always  tried  to  be  guided  by  its  wisdom.  He  stood  as  a  real 
watchman  upon  its  walls  and  "would  not  keep  silent  nor  give  God  rest 
until  He  should  establish  and  make  Jerusalem  a  praise  in  the  earth." 

He  was  a  preacher  who  loved  the  word  of  God  and  whose  soul  was 
aflame  with  the  fire  of  Evangelism.  No  feature  of  his  long  and  outstanding 
ministry  was  so  pronounced  as  his  burning  messages  of  the  word  of  life  to 
dying  men. 

He  was  a  Presbyter  of  outstanding  ability.  Being  thoroughly  grounded  in 
the  principles  of  law  he  could  masterly  weigh  any  question  from  every 
view-point.  He  fearlessly  took  his  stand  upon  every  issue  and  forcefully 
defended  it.  Charles  Richard  Nisbet  had  nothing  little  or  picaunish  about 
his  character.  He  was  a  great  man  measured  from  every  angle. 

"Know  ye  not  that  there  is  a  prince  and  a  great  man  fallen  this  day 
in  Israel."  We  pause  here  to  place  an  immortelle  to  his  memory,  and  to  say : 

"Servant  of  God  well  done, 

Rest   from  thy  loved  employ. 

The   battle    fought,   the   victory   won. 

Enter  thy  Master's  joy." 


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MEMORIAL   OF    REV.   L.    H.   QUERY 

Luther  Harrison  Query  was  born  in  Mallard  Creek  Township,  Mecklen- 
burg County,  North  Carolina,  on  August  25,  1867.  His  father  was  Leander 
Query  and  his  mother  was  Nanc}'  Emily  Query,  a  second  cousin,  the 
last  being  her  family  name  as  well  as  her  husband's.  There  are  a  number 
of  families  of  Querys  in  Mecklenburg  county,  more  or  less  related.  He  had 
four  brothers  and  sisters,  two  of  whom  survive — Mrs.  W.  M.  Thompson  of 
Charlotte   and   Mrs.   R.   C.   Kirkpatrick  of   Sharon   church   near   Charlotte. 

The  family  was  brought  up  during  the  pastorate  of  Dr.  Walter  W. 
Pharr,  who  was  the  pastor  at  Mallard  Creek  Church  from  1869  to  1883, 
and  whose  family  has  furnished  the  Church  with  several  of  its  best 
known  workers.  The  thirty-year  pastorate  of  Rev.  Walter  Smiley  Pharr 
had  just  closed  with  his  death  in  1866,  before  Luther  Query  was  born. 
These  two  pastroates  had  indoctrinated  the  congregation  with  strong 
Calvinistic  teaching  made  famous  by  the  Shorter  Catechism,  which  was 
the  main  textbook  of  the  church. 

Under  these  influences  Luther  Harrison  Query  in  early  boyhood  deter- 
mined to  be  a  minister  of  the  gospel.  He  attended  Hugh  Grey's  High 
School  in  Huntersville,  N.  C.  In  1889  he  attended  Davidson  College  and 
stayed  there  two  years,  when  he  decided  to  transfer  to  Southwestern 
Presbyterian  University  at  Clarksville,  Tennessee,  where  he  stayed  two 
years.  It  was  there  that  the  author  of  this  sketch  learned  to  know  him, 
and  a  friendship  was  formed  that  has  lasted  now  these  fifty  years  till 
it  was  broken  by  his  death  on  May  28,  1943. 

From  Southwestern  Mr.  Query  went  to  Hampden  Sidney,  Va.,  where 
he  attended  Union  Theological  Seminary  for  three  years,  and  returned 
to  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  which  licensed  him  as  a  Sunday  School  mis- 
sionary, in  which  work  he  remained  for  six  years. 

He  was  ordanied  by  Concord  Presbytery  in  January  1907,  as  pastor 
of  Bethpage  Church.  He  also  had  charge  of  Fifth  Creek  Church;  and 
the  present  writer  recalls  holding  two  protracted  meetings,  while  pastor 
at  Hickory  in  Concord  Presbytery,  one  at  Fifth  Creek  Church  in  1910  and 
the  other  at  Bethpage  in  1912.  Mr.  Query  was  greatly  beloved  by  both  con- 
gregations, and  the  writer  recalls  the  beautiful  home  the  pastor  had  at  Fifth 
Creek,  where  he  and  his  excellent  young  wife  had  four  lovely  children,  three 
girls  and  a  boy,  the  oldest  only  six,  and  all  well  behaved  and  obedient. 
It  was  a  well  regulated  home  controlled  with  love  and  kindness,  mingled 
with  firmness  and  discipline. 

Mr.  Query  married  Mae  J.  D.  Wyly  of  Westminster,  S.  C.  in  1901  and 
brought  his  young  bride  to  Mecklenburg  county,  and  she  still  survives 
him,  with  the  three  daughters,  Margaret  Emily  (Mrs.  Kirk  Cousart), 
Anne  Verner  (Mrs.  L.  M.  Donahoe,  of  Boston,  Mass.)  and  Martha 
Melinda  (Mrs.  R.  W.  Brown).  James,  the  second  child,  met  his  death 
in  an  automobile  accident  m  1936,  just  as  he  was  entering  a  successful 
career  in  business,  which  was  a  great  grief  to  his  parents. 

In  1913  Mr.  Query  took  charge  of  the  church  in  Oakland,  Fla.  and 
stayed  till  1916,  when  it  became  evident  that  a  serious  malady  had  invaded 
his  physical  being.  He  returned  to  North  Carolina,  where  they  bought 
a  home  on  Seigle  Avenue.  He  died  in  Charlotte  Memorial  Hospital  on  May 
28,  1943.  The  disease,  at  first  thought  to  be  tuberculosis,  eventually  proved 
to  malignant,  and  caused  his  death.  While  Mr.  Query  would  preach  occa- 


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sionally,  and  teach  Sunday  School  classes,  he  was  never  able  to  again 
undertake  regular  ministerial  work.  In  order  to  develop  his  health  by 
exercise  he  would  do  carpenter  work  and  similar  jobs,  but  he  had  to 
take  care  lest  he  overdo  his  strength. 

The  funeral  was  conducted  by  Rev.  C.  G.  McClure  and  Dr.  J.  A.  Jones, 
two  members  of  his  Presbytery  on  Sunday,  May  30,  1943.  He  was  buried 
beside  his  son  in  Elmwood  Cem.etery  in  Charlotte. 

Mr.  Query  had  a  kindly  nature,  full  of  good  humor,  a  love  for  the  Bible 
and  the  work  of  Christ.  He  had  high  ideals  and  imparted  these  to  his 
children.  He  was  an  earnest  preacher,  a  good  pastor,  and  a  faithful 
presbyter. 

Election  of  Moderator — Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  who  was  nominated 
at  the  spring  meeting  of  Presbytery,  was  unanimously  elected 

to  serve  as  Moderator  of  this  meeting. 

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Standing  Committees — The  Moderator  appointed  the  follow- 
ing Standing  Committees : 

Bills  and  Overtures:  Rev.  B.  F.  Yandell,  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones  and  Mr. 
W.    H.    DeLamater. 

-Judicial:    Rev.   J.  A.   Redhead,  Jr.,   Rev.   A.   T.   Taylor   and   Mr.   Nat   C. 
White. 

Records  of  Presbytery:  Rev.  Robt.  Turner,  Mr.  W.  A.  Harrell  and  Mr. 
L.  D.  McConnell. 

Resolutions:  Rev.  C.  H.  Little,  Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson  and  Mr.  A.  B.  Nor- 
wood. 

Terms  of  Calls  Changed — The  Amity  Church  requested  per- 
mission to  change  the  terms  of  the  call  to  the  pastor  by  in- 
creasing the  salary  $300  per  year  and  making  proportionate 
increase  in  the  payments  to  the  Ministers'  Annuity  Fund.  The 
Badin  Church  made  request  for  permission  to  change  the  terms 
of  the  call  to  the  pastor  from  $1800  to  1980  per  year  with  cor- 
responding adjustments  to  the  Ministers'  Annuity  Fund.  These 
requests  were  granted  and  the  churches  were  commended  for 
their  action. 

Reports  of  Commissioners — The  following  commissioners  to 
the  General  Assembly  reported  their  attendance  on  the  ses- 
sions of  that  court  meeting  at  Montreat,  N.  C.  from  May  27 
to  June  1,  1943: 


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Ruling  Elders  J.  I.  Hutchinson,  McAlister  Carson,  Harvey  Morrison, 
S.  L.  LaFrage,  W.  R.  Garrison,  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs,  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston, 
and  Rev.  B.  F.  Yandell.  The  reports  were  received  and  the  commissioners 
commended  for  their  diligence. 

Dissolution  of  Pastorate— Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan  requested  Presby- 
tery to  dissolve  the  pastoral  relation  existing  between  himself 
and  the  Paw  Creek  and  Cooks  Memorial  Churches.  Ruling 
Elder  P.  W.  Davenport  reported  that  Paw  Creek  Church  re- 
luctantly concurred.  He  also  read  resolutions  adopted  by  the 
Church  expressing  their  high  regard  for  Mr.  Rowan  and  their 
sincere  regret  at  his  going.  Ruling  Elder  R.  L  Willis  reported 
that  the  Cooks  Memorial  Church  also  concurred.  The  request 
was  granted  and  the  pastoral  relationship  dissolved,  effective 
July  31,  1943. 

The  request  of  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan  for  a  letter  of  transfer  to 
Bethel  Presbytery  w^as  granted,  after  many  expressions  of 
esteem  and  appreciation  from  members  of  the  Presbytery. 

Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work — The  Commission 

on  the   Minister  and  His  Work  presented  a  report  which  was 

admitted  to  record  and  is  as  follows : 

The  Commission  has  held  four  meetings  since  the  last  meeting  of  Pres- 
bytery. 

The  Commission  met  with  the  committees  from  Nevin  and  Newell 
Churches  to  advise  with  them  in  their  efforts  to  secure  a  temporary  sup- 
ply and  a  permanent   Pastor. 

The  Commission  approved  the  arrangements  to  use  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs 
as  temporary  supply  at  Nevin  and  Rev.  B.  Frank  Yandle  as  temporary 
supply  at  Newell.  Later,  they  gave  approval  of  Rev.  J.  Clyde  Pratt  as 
Stated  Supply  at  Newell  Presbyterian  Church. 

The  Commission  appointed  Dr.  William  H.  Frazer  to  have  oversight 
of  the  Rockingham  Presbyterian  Church  and  he  was  instructed  to  assist 
them  in  their  efforts  to  secure  a  supply  and  a  permanent  Pastor. 

The   following  requests  were   received,   regarding  calls  to   Pastors  : 

Rev.  George  F.  Houck,  to  Biscoe,  Macedonia  and  Candor, 

Rev.  J.  Clyde  Pratt,  to  Nevin  Presbyterian  Church, 

Rev.  H.  E.  Carter,  to  the  Amay  James  Presbyterian  Church. 

After  a  full  investigation  in  each  case,  the  commission  advised  these 
churches  that  they  felt  that  the  Minister  each  was  seeking  would  make  a 
suitable    Pastor. 

The  calls  of  Biscoe,  Macedonia  and  Candor  to  Rev.  George  F.  Houck 
and  the  call  of  the  Nevin  Presbyterian  Church  were  presented  to  the 
Commission,  and,  having  been  found  in  order,  were  ordered  presented 
to   Presbytery. 

Respectfully    submitted, 

W.   H.   FRAZER,   Chairman. 

J.   W.   THOMSON,  JR.,   Secretary. 


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Minister  Installed — The  Commission  appointed  to  install  Rev. 
W.  T.  Smith  as  pastor  of  the  Wilmore  Church  submitted  a 
report  which  was  admitted  to  record  and  is  as  follows : 

The  Commission  met  at  Wilmore  Church,  May  10,  1943  at  8:00  P.  M., 
was  called  to  order  and  constituted  with  Prayer.  Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt 
was  chosen  to  act  as  secretary  -of  the  Commission.  The  installation  was 
carried  out  in  the  following  manner:  Rev.  B.  F.  Yandell  presided  and 
propounded  the  constitutional  questions.  Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.  of 
the  Plaza  Church  preached  the  sermon.  Ruling  Elder  Nat  C.  White 
charged  the  congregation  and  Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt  charged  the  pastor. 
The  benediction  was   pronounced  by   the   newly  installed  pastor. 

Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  Secretary 

Minister  Dismissed — Rev.  W.  H.  Boyd  requested  a  letter  of 
transfer  to  East  Alabama  Presbytery.  The  request  was  granted. 

Minister  Received — Rev.  Geo.  F.  Houck  presented  a  letter 
of  dismissal  from  Granville  Presbytery  and  applied  for  mem- 
bership in  Mecklenburg  Presbytery.  After  the  usual  examina- 
tions which  were  sustained  as  satisfactory  Mr.  Houck  was 
enrolled  upon  signing  the  obligations  required  by  Presbytery 
of  its  ministers. 

Calls  from  Biscoe,  Candor  and  Macedonia  Churches  for  the 
pastoral  services  of  Rev.  Geo.  F.  Houck,  having  been  foimd  in 
order  and  approved  by  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His 
Work,  were  placed  in  Mr.  Houck's  hands  by  Presbytery  and 
accepted  by  him.  A  commission,  whose  quorum  is  to  be  two  min- 
isters and  one  ruling  elder,  was  appointed  to  install  Rev.  Geo. 
F.  Houck  at  Biscoe,  Candor  and  Macedonia  Churches  and  is  as 
follows :  Rev.  W.  I.  Howell,  Chairman,  Rev.  E,  V.  Wiley,  Rev. 
A.  W.  Shaw  and  Ruling  Elders  J.  C.  Munn,  Candor,  C.  W.  Allred, 
Macedonia,  J.  W.  Ewing,  Biscoe.  All  arrangements  to  be  made 
by  the  commission. 

Recess — Presbytery  took  recess  for  lunch  until  1 :30  P.  M. 
The  closing  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev.  F.  R.  McAlister. 

AFTERNOON   SESSION 

Presbytery  reconvened  at  1 :30  P.  M.  and  was  opened  with 
the  singing  of  a  hymn  and  prayer. 

Ministers  Excused — Rev.  R.  F.  Boyd  and  Rev.  C.  N.  Morrison 
were  excused  from  attendance  upon  this  meeting.  Rev.  W.  A. 
Alexander  and  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones  were  excused  from  the  after- 
noon session  to  attend  a  funeral. 


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Letters — Letters  of  appreciation  from  Rev.  J.  F.  Hardie,  Rev. 
S.  B.  McLean  and  Rev.  J.  S.  Sibley  for  Presbytery's  expression 
of  sympathy  were  read  and  received  as  information. 

Action  on  Manual  Change — -A  proposed  change  in  the  man- 
ual, submitted  at  the  spring  meeting  of  Presbytery  and  docketed 
for  consideration  at  this  meeting,  is  as  follows : 

"Instead  of  quarterly  stated  meetings  of  Presbytery,  Stated  Sessions 
shall  be  held  in  the  Spring  and  Fall,  with  Adjourned  Sessions  in  the 
Summer   and   Winter." 

This  matter  was  taken  up  at  this  time ;  and  after  some  dis- 
cussion the  proposal  was  rejected,  and  Presbytery  continues 
with  the  present  schedule  of  four  stated  meetings  a  year. 

Sabbath  Observance — The  Committee  on  the  Sabbath  and 
Family  Religion  submitted  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is 
as  follows : 

Sabbath  Observance  is  fast  becoming  a  forgotten  precept  by  the  peo- 
ples of  the  world  today.  The  commandment  of  God  to  "remember  the 
Sabbath  Day  to  keep  it  holy"  has  been  relegated  to  the  archives  of  an- 
tiquity and  the  modern  trend  seems  to  be  generally,  "another  day,  another 
dollar".  This  desecration  of  the  Sabbath  is  a  revealing  commentar}^  on 
the  apostasy  of  God's  people.  Satanic  influence  is  rampant! 

By  the  appointment  of  Almighty  God,  a  certain  portion  of  our  time 
is  to  be  set  apart  for  the  special  worship  and  service  of  God.  The  religious 
observance  of  the  Lord's  day  is  essentially  connected  with  vital  piety. 
The  whole  experience  of  the  world  will  establish  the  position  that  where 
no  Sabbath  is  observed,  little  regard  for  the  Lord  is  known.  According 
to  our  Confession  of  Faith,  which  we  all  affir*m,  the  Sabbath  is  kept  holy 
unto  the  Lord,  "when  men,  after  a  due  preparing  of  their  hearts,  and 
ordering  of  their  common  affairs  beforehand,  do  not  only  observe  an 
holy  rest  all  the  day  from  their  own  works,  words  and  thoughts,  about 
their  worldly  employments  and  recreations ;  but  also  are  taken  up  the 
whole  time  in  the  public  and  private  exercises  of  his  worship,  and  in  the 
duties   of  necessity  and  mercy." 

Papers  on  Sabbath  Observance  have  been  written  by  the  score ;  numer- 
ous reports  have  been  made,  but  by  the  evidence  all  about  us,  little 
that  special  effort  be  exerted  to  bring  before  the  people  the  necessity  of 
impression  has  been  made — little  action  has  been  taken.  It  is  imperative 
a  proper  observance  of  the   Sabbath. 

With  these  comments  in  mind,  your  committee  on  Sabbath  Observance 
would  add  this  report  to  the  many  already  written  and  read — and  with  the 
prayer  that  in  it  may  be  found  suggestive  recommendations  that  will 
lead  to  a  more  active  remembering  the  Sabbath  Day  to  keep  it  holy.  Our 
recommnedations    are   as    follows : 

1.  That  the  matter  of  Sabbath  observance  be  kept  before  the  congre- 
gations by  reference  at  frequent  intervals  from  the  pulpit,  and  in  conversa- 
tions   during   pastoral   calls. 


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2.  That  in  view  of  the  large  amount  of  material  already  prepared  on 
Sabbath  Observance,  a  review  be  made  by  ministers  to  "stir  up  your  pure 
minds  by  way  of  remembrance."  We  suggest  the  following: 

a.  The  Larger  and  Shorter   Catechisms. 

b.  The    Confession   of   Faith. 

c.  Minutes  of  the  General  Assembly. 

d.  Minutes   of  the   Presbj^tery. 

e.  Books,    pamphlets    and    tracts. 

3.  That  Sabbath  Observance  Day — September  26,  1943 — be  a  most  pro- 
pitious time  to  preach  a  sermon  on  "Sabbath  Observance  in  the  Christian 
Home,"  this  date  being  also  the  starting  date  for  Religious  Education 
Week  and  the  beginning  of  the  second  year  of  the  United  Religious 
Education  Advance,  whose  emphasis  for  the  second  year  is  "Christian 
Teaching    in    the    Home." 

Most    respectfully    submitted, 

A.   W.   SHAW,   Chairman 

R.  L.  WILLIS. 

G.    DANA    WATERS. 

C.  A.  BLAND 

A.  T.  TAYLOR. 

Resolutions  of  Thanks — -The  Committee  on  Resolutions  pre- 
sented a  report  which  was  adopted  by  a  rising  vote  and  is  as  fol- 
lows : 

Your  Committee  on  Resolutions  wishes  to  make  the  following 
report: 

1.  That  w^e  by  a  rising  vote  express  to  Rev.  T.  B.  Anderson,  pastor 
of  Benton  Heights  Church,  our  sincere  appreciation  for  the  invitation 
to  and  use  of  this  splendid  building  for  this  meeting  of  Presbytery  and 
to  all  who  labored  to  make  this  building  possible  from  its  first  con- 
ception to  its  now  beautiful  completion. 

2.  To  the  ladies  of  the  Church  for  the  bountiful  lunch  and  to  all  who 
contributed  to  the  comfort  and  pleasure  of  this   meeting. 

3.  That  the  pastor  of  the  Church  be  asked  to  thank  the  congregation 
in  the  name  of  the  Presbytery. 

Respectfully   submitted, 

C.    H.    LITTLE,    Chairman. 
M.  R.  GIBSON. 
A.  B.  NORWOOD. 

Religious  Education  Report — The  time  for  the  order  of  the 
day  having  arrived,  Presbytery  heard  the  Report  of  the  Exec- 
utive Committee  of  Religious  Education  which  was  read  by  the 
chairman,  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.  Pending  its  adoption  Rev. 
J.  O.  Mann  addressed  Presbytery  on  the  subject  of  Religious 
Education  and  Rev.  H.  B.  Blakely  spoke  on  the  Christian  Home. 
The -report  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows: 

Your  Presbytery's  Committee  of  Religious  Education  presents  the 
following  recommendations  : 

1.  That  this  Presbytery  pledge  every  resource  at  its  command  to 
strengthen   efforts   now  being  made   to  meet   the   special   demands   of  war 


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emergenc}'^  areas  within  our  bounds,  and  hereby  authorizes  all  Presbytery 
committees  to  cooperate  insofar  as  possible  to  the  end  that  our  oppor- 
tunities for  cooperative  service  may  be  fully  met. 

2.  That  Presbytery  express  its  appreciation  to  every  Pastor  and  Ses- 
sion that  last  3^ear  led  their  congregation  to  enlist  in  the  United  Religious 
Education  Advance,  and  urge  all  other  congregations  to  enlist  at  once 
so  that  our  Church  emphasis  upon  the  Christian  Home  this  Second  year 
may  reach  into  every  Presbyterian  household  and  deepen  the  spiritual 
life  of  every  Presbyterian  family. 

3.  That  to  meet  the  current  problem  of  depleted  lay  leadership  every 
pastor  be  urged  to  make  a  leadership  class  available  to  his  congregation. 

4.  That  Rally  Day,  October  3,  1943  be  observed  by  every  church  as  a 
time  for  rekindling  the  interest  of  children,  youth,  and  adults  in  regular 
Sunday  School  attendance  so  that  Presbyterian  churches  and  homes  may 
combine  their  influence  to  combat  the  secular  pressures  over-running  our 
country  during   this   period  of  war. 

5.  That  every  church  be  asked  to  include  the  Executive  Committee  of 
Religious  Education  for  their  full  share  of  the  Assembly's  benevolent 
budget,  recognizing  that  none  of  this  is  spent  for  headquarter's  expenses, 
and  that  all  comes  back  to  our  churches  in  the  form  of  free  services  to 
churches   and   mission   groups. 

6.  That  every  congregation  be  invited  to  study  the  problem  of  youth's 
delinquency  in  its  own  community,  recognizing  that  if  the  church  has  a 
message  to  childhood  and  youth  today  it  must  find  some  way  to  speak 
and  act  now  while  yet  there  is  time. 

7.  That  pending  the  adoption  of  this  report  Presbytery  hear  an  address 
by  Dr.  Hunter  B.  Blakely  on  the  Christian  Home  and  the  Advance. 

8.  That  at  the  close  of  Dr.  Blakely's  address  our  Presbytery  pause  for 
a  brief  period  of  intercession,  imploring  God's  help  upon  our  Nation  and 
our  Church  in  this  emergency,  and  seeking  the  quickening  power  of  the 
Holy  Spirit  upon  all  our  Church's  forces,  materials  and  organizations. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

M.   B.   PRINCE,  JR.,   Chairman. 

Message  to  Rev.  R.  J.  McIIwaine — Rev.  L.  T.  Gill  called  at- 
tention of  Presbytery  to  the  long  and  faithful  service  of  Rev.  and 
]\Irs.  R.  J.  McHwaine  to  the  Home  Mission  fields  of  Mecklen- 
hurg  Presbytery  and  to  the  fact  that  we  are  meeting  today  in 
their  home  town  and  in  the  comity  where  much  of  their  most 
fruitful  labor  had  been  accomplished.  It  was  also  reported  that 
it  had  l^een  a  very  sincere  desire  of  Mr.  McIIwaine  to  be  present 
at  this  meeting,  JDut  due  to  the  weakness  of  age  and  infirm  health 
it  was  impossi1)le  for  him  to  be  here  today.  Prayer  was  offered 
for  Mr.  and  Mrs.  McIIwaine  by  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer,  and  Rev. 
Robert  Turner  was  requested  to  convey  to  them  the  greetings 
and  best  wishes  of  Presbytery. 

Westminster  Assembly  Anniversary — Attention  was  called  to 
the  fact  that  the  three  hundredth  anniversary  of  the  West- 
minster Assembly  is  to  be  observed  in  the  Fall  Meeting  of  Pres- 


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bytery  at  Sugaw  Creek  Church.  A  Committee  on  Arrangements 

for  this  celebration  was  appointed  as  follows : 

Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy,  Chairman,  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston,  Rev.  J.  G. 
Garth,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Ruling  Elder  J.  P.  Robinson,  Mrs.  J.  B.  Spill- 
man  and  Mrs.  R.  G.  Spratt.  This  Committee  on  Arrangements  was  in- 
structed to  solicit  a  fund  of  five  hundred  dollars  ($5(X).0{))  to  defray  the 
expenses  of  this  celebration.  The  treasurer  of  Presbytery  was  authorized 
to  pay  $100.00  to  this  celebration  fund  if  needed  to  make  a  total  of  $500.00. 

Stewardship  Report — The   Stew^ardship  Committee  presented 
a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

THE  SECOND  HOME  MISSION  EMERGENCY  CAMPAIGN 

The  Second  Home  Mission  Emergency  Campaign  is  getting  under  way. 
The  Assembly  has  a  goal  of  $335,000.00.  Of  this,  the  Synod  of  North  Car- 
olina is  asked  to  raise  $63,717.00.  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  has  been  as- 
signed a  quota  of  $16,056,00. 

Your  Stewardship  Committee  has  been  asked  to  apportion  this.  At  the 
meeting  of  the  Presbytery  today,  we  are  asking  that  the  following 
amounts  be  approved  for  the  churches  as  their  part  of  the  Home  Mission 
Emergency  in   its   second  year. 

Albemarle,    First    $  250    Lee  Park 
Albemarle,   Second       50    Lilesville 


Altan 

Amay  James 

Amity 

Badin 

Banks 

Benton  Heights 

Bethany 

Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Biscoe 

Brainerd 

Caldwell    Mem'l 

Camden 

Cameronian 

Candor 

Camp  Greene 

Central   Steele   Ck. 


10  Locust 

5  Macedonia 

40  Mallard  Creek 

40  Mark's  Creek 

30  Marshville 

10  Marston 

10  Matthews 

30  Monroe,   First 

20  Morgan    M. 

16  Morven 

20  McGee 

20  McLean  M. 

1,000  Myers    Park 

10  Mt.    Carmel 

15  Mt.  Gilead 

20  Mulberry 

20  Newell 

80  Nevin 


Charlotte,    First       2,800    Norman 
Charlotte,  Second    3,800    N.    Charlotte 


Commonwealth 

Community 

Cook's   Memorial 

Cornelius 

Ellerbe 

Hamlet 

Hopewell 

Huntersville 

Indian   Trail 


20  Norwood 

10  Oakboro 

50  Pageland 

10  Paw   Creek 

20  Pee  Dee 

100  Plaza 

120  Philadelphia 

130  Pineville 

25  Pleasant   Hill 


Yours    most   cordially, 


10  Polkton  10 

6  Providence  100 

12  Ramah  30 

12  Rehoboth  10 

60  Robinson  30 

10  Roberdell  10 

10  Rockingham  100 

10  Rourk  10 

40  Salem  10 

450  St.  Andrews  75 

16  St.    Paul  125 

30  Selwyn  Avenue  75 

30  Sharon  150 

10  Siler  15 

2,800  Six   Mile   Creek  10 

10  Steele  Creek  830 

20  Stephenson  6 

130  Sugaw   Creek  300 

25  Tabernacle  10 

25  Tenth  Avenue  280 

10  Thomasboro  60 

30  Troy  25 

25  Turner  10 

10  Unionville  10 

15  Wadesboro  75 

170  Walkersville  15 

10  Waxhaw  30 

125  West  Avenue  165 

75  Westminster  380 

50  Williams    Memorial    100 

45  Wilmore  75 

J.  G.  GARTH,  Chairman. 


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Pastorate  Dissolved— Rev.  T.  B.  Anderson  requested  Pres- 
bytery in  the  Spring  Meeting  at  Steele  Creek  to  dissolve  the 
pastoral  relation  existing  between  himself  and  the  Unionville 
Church.  That  church  through  a  w^ritten  communication  today 
concurred  in  the  request  w^hich  was  granted,  and  the  pastoral 
relationship  was  dissolved. 

Calls  Amended — The  Locust  and  Oakboro  Churches  requested 
permission  to  amend  the  terms  of  their  calls  to  their  pastor  as 
follows :  Locust  to  increase  the  salary  by  $100.00  per  year,  and 
Oakboro  to  increase  the  salary  by  $50.00  per  year,  each  church 
to  make  proper  adjustments  in  payments  to  the  Ministers'  An- 
nuity Fund,  and  in  each  case  the  change  to  be  effective  June 
1,  1943. 

Nomination  of  Moderator — Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson  was  nominated 
for  Moderator  of  the  Fall  Meeting  to  be  held  at  Sugaw  Creek 
Church. 

Defense  Service  Council — Rev.  G.  A.  Wilson  of  Wilmington 
Presbytery  and  a  member  of  the  Defense  Service  Council  of  the 
General  Assembly  addressed  Presbytery  on  the  work  of  the 
Defense  Service  Council. 

Judicial  Committee — The  Standing  Committee  on  Judicial 
Business  reported  that  no  matters  had  come  into  their  hands. 

Christian  Education  and  Ministerial  Relief  —  Presbytery's 
Permanent  Committee  on  Christian  Education  and  Ministerial 
Relief  presented  a  report  which  was  received  and  its  recom- 
mendations adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

The  report  on  those  who  are  receiving  aid  through  ministerial  relief 
was  made  at  the  Spring  Meeting  of  the  Presbytery.  We  regret  to  report 
the  death  of  Rev.  Luther  H.  Query  on  May  28,  1943. 

The  committee  presents  at  this  time  the  application  of  Mrs.  Luther 
H.  (May  Wyly)  Query,  with  the  recommendation  to  Presbytery  that  she 
be  recommended  to  our  Executive  Committee  of  Christian  Education  and 
Ministerial  Relief  for  aid  at  the  rate  of  $240.00  a  year.  The  committee 
suggests  also  that  this  be  made  retroactive  so  as  to  include  June  and 
July,  1943. 

At  the  Spring  Meeting  of  Presbytery,  William  Howard  Boyd  and  Fred- 
erick Clyde  Pratt  were  licensed  and  are  therefore  dropped  from  our  roll 
of  candidates.  David  H.  Coblentz  was  received  by  transfer  from  the  Pres- 
bytery of  Dayton,  of  the  Presbyterian  Church,  U.S.A. 

We  now  have  as  candidates  : 

Barnett,  Harry  Franklin,  Route  1,  Hunters ville,  N.  C,  and  now  at 
Columbia   Seminary. 

Coblentz,  David  H.,  now  at  Union  Theological  Seminary. 


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Fespermaii,  Jack  Delmar,  511  North  Fifth  Street,  Albemarle,  N.  C,  and 
now  in  the  armed  forces. 

Goodwin,  Edgar,  J.  C.  Jr.,  (Negro)  now  at  Johnson  C.  Smith  University. 

Howie,  Carl  Gordon,  608  East  Fourth  Street,  Charlotte,  N.  C,  and  now 
at  Union  Seminary. 

McLeskey,  Joseph  Hamilton,  Jr.,  101  Hermitage  Road. 

Moore,  Jack  Thomas,  2033  Lyndhurst  Avenue,  Charlotte,  N.  C,  and  now 
in  the  armed  forces. 

Moore,  Oren,  Jr.,  2215  Pembroke  Avenue,  Charlotte,  N.  C,  and  now 
at  Union  Seminary. 

Overcash,  Edw.  Henderson,  1930  Woodcrest  Avenue,  Charlotte,  N.  C, 
and   now  at   Columbia   Seminary. 

Poole,  Scott  McNair,  Troy,  N.  C,  now  in  armed  forces. 
Spencer,   Homer   Ashley,    Rt.   7,   Charlotte,   N.   C. — finished   at   Davidson 
this  spring. 
Whitner,  Olin  M.,  Huntersville,  N.  C,  now  at  Columbia  Seminary. 

We  have  carried  on  our  roll  three  men  who  were  preparing  for  the 
work  of  the  medical  missionary.  John  Knox  Wilson,  and  Robert  Manton 
Wilson,  Jr.,  have  completed  their  courses  of  study.  Joseph  Franklin 
Wilson  is  at  the  Medical  College  of  Virginia. 

A  gift  of  $11.00  was  made  from  the  Alexander  Fund  to  J.  C.  Edgar 
Goodwin,  Jr. 

HOLMES  ROLSTON,  Chairman. 

Presbytery's  Records — The  Standing  Committee  on  Presby- 
tery's Records  submitted  a  report  which  was  amended  and 
adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Your  Committee  on  Records  of  Presbytery  reports  that  the  Stated 
Clerk  of  Presbytery  has  submitted  to  the  Committee  the  typewritten  and 
printers  proof  sheets  of  the  Minutes  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  for  the 
159th  Stated  Session  at  the  Plaza  Church,  January  19,  1943,  and  the  160th 
Stated  Session  at  Steele  Creek  Church,  April  20,  1943. 

The  Committee  has  examined  these  minutes  and  finds  them  complete 
as  to  content  and  neat  in  form.  The  Stated  Clerk  is  to  be  commended  for 
his  thoroughness  and  the  orderly  way  in  which  he  keeps  the  records  of 
Presbytery. 

Recommendations : 

1.  That  the  term  "opened  with  prayer"  be  used  in  Presbytery's  Minutes 
instead  of  "constituted  with  prayer". 

2.  That  this  copy  of  the  printed  minutes  when  put  in  proper  form  be 
adopted  as  the  official  record  of  the  Presbytery  for  the  above  meetings. 

Respectfully    submitted, 

ROBERT  TURNER,   Chairman 
W.  A.  HARRELL 
L.  D.  McCONNELL 


MINUTES    OF    MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY  27 

Instruction  Sheets  for  Clerks  of  Session — The  Stated  Clerk 
was  instructed  to  have  prepared  100  copies  of  instructions  for 
the  use  of  Clerks  of  Session  in  the  preparation  of  Sessional 
Records. 

Adoption  of  Minutes— The  minutes  of  this  session  of  Presby- 
tery were  read  and  approved. 

Adjournment — After  the  business  of  the  court  had  been  con- 
cluded the  session  of  Presbytery  was  closed  with  the  singing  of 
a  hymn  and  prayer  by  the  Moderator.  Presbytery  then  adjourned 
to  meet  at  Sugaw  Creek  Church  at  10:00  A.  M.  on  Tuesday, 
October  19,  1943. 

R.  H.  STONE,  Moderator. 

PAUL  P.  THROWER,  Acting  Permanent  Clerk. 

J.  W.  STORK,  Assistant  Clerk. 

W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk. 


28  MINUTES    OF    MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY 

Called   Meetinq    Df   Mecklenburg 

Presbytery 

Charlotte,   N.   C, 
August  23,  1943. 

Mecklenburg  Presbytery  met  in  special  session  in  the  First 
Presbyterian  Church,  Charlotte,  N.  C.  at  2:30  P.  M.  and  was 
called  to  order  by  Rev.  C.  C.  Beam,  the  last  moderator  present. 
The  opening  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev.  J.  W.  Grier. 

The  Roll — The  following  were  present  and  were  enrolled : 
Ministers:   J.  W.  Grier,  J.  G.  Garth,  C.  C.  Beam,  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  Car}' 
R.  Blain,  Robt.  F.  Boyd.— 6. 

Ruling  Elders:  M.  B.  Speir,  Charlotte  First;  L.  S.  Boyd,  Tenth  Avenue; 
J.  H.  McRae,  Ellerbe.— 3. 

The  call  for  this  meeting  was  read  and  found  in  order,  and  is 
as  follows : 

Charlotte,   N.   C. 
Aiigust  7,   1943 

The  Constitutional  requirements  having  been  complied  with  the  Presby- 
tery of  Mecklenburg  is  hereby  called  to  meet  in  the  First  Presbyterian 
Church  of  Charlotte  on  Monday,  August  23,  1943  at  2:30  P.  M.  to  trans- 
act   the    following   business,   if   the   way   be    clear: 

1.  To  dissolve  the  pastoral  relationship  between  Rev.  Cary  R.  Blain 
and  the   Ellerbe,  Mount  Carmel  and  Norman  Churches. 

2.  To  grant  Dr.  Blain  a  letter  of  dismission  to  Wilmington  Presbyter}^ 

Yours  in  His  service, 

R.    H.    STONE,    Moderator. 

Rev.  Cary  R.  Blain  requested  Presbytery  to  dissolve  the  pas- 
toral relationship  existing  between  himself  and  the  Ellerbe,  Mt. 
Carmel  and  Norman  Churches  and  to  grant  him  a  letter  of 
transfer  to  Wilmington  Presbytery  that  he  might  accept  the 
pastorate  of  the  Lake  Waccamaw  group  of  churches.  The 
churches  concurred  in  the  request,  the  pastoral  relationship 
was  dissolved  and  Dr.  Blain  was  given  a  certificate  of  transfer 
to  Wilmington  Presbytery. 

The  minutes  of  this  meeting  were  read  and  adopted,  and 
Presbytery  adjourned  with  prayer  by  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 

C.  C.  BEAM,  Moderator 
ROBERT  F.  BOYD.  Acting  Clerk 
W.  H.  JOHNSTO'N,  Stated  Clerk 


MINUTES    OF    AIECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY  29 

Called   Meeting   Df   Mecklenburg 

Presbytery 

Charlotte,  N.  C. 
October  1,  1943 

Mecklenburg  Presbytery  met  in  special  session  in  the  First 
Presbyterian  Church,  Charlotte,  N.  C,  at  11:00  A.  M.  and  was 
called  to  order  by  Rev.  B.  F.  Yandell,  the  last  Moderator  present. 
The  opening  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev.  J.  W.  Grier. 

The  Roll:  The  following  were  present  and  were  enrolled: 
Ministers:   J.  W.  Grier,  C.  H.  Little,  J.  G.  Garth,  W.  H.  Johnston,  B.  F. 

Yandell,  J.  C.  Grier,  R.  A.  Young,  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  A.  Julian  Warner,  Jno. 

R.   Rosebro,  Neill   R.   McGeachy,  W.  A.  Alexander,   Robert   F.   Boyd.— 13. 

Ruling  Elders:  W.  E.  Price,  Caldwell  Memorial;  A.  R.  Shaw,  Jr.,  Hope- 
well.—2. 

The  following  call  for  this  meeting  v/as  read  and  found  in 
order : 

Charlotte,   N.   C. 
September   21,    1943 

The  Constitutional  requirements  having  been  complied  with  the  Pres- 
bytery of  Mecklenburg-  is  hereby  called  to  meet  in  a  called  session  in  the 
First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Charlotte  on  Friday,  October  1,  1943  at 
11:00  A.   M.  to  transact  the   following  business,  if  the  way  be   clear: 

1.  To  act  upon  the  request  of  Rev.  J.  E.  Mcjunkin  that  the  pastoral 
relationship  between  the  Hopewell  Church  and  himself  be  dissolved. 

2.  To  attend  to  any  business  arising  out  of  the  above. 

Yours    in    His   service, 
R.   H.   STONE,   Moderator 

Rev.  j.  E.  Mcjunkin  requested  Presln'tery  to  dissolve  the  pas- 
toral relationship  existing  between  himself  and  Hopewell  Church. 
The  church,  through  its  representative.  Ruling  Elder  A.  R.  Shaw, 
Jr.,  concurring  the  request  was  granted  and  the  pastorate  was 
dissolved,  effective  from  this  date. 

Rev.  D.  P.  McGeachy  of  Atlanta  Presbytery  was  introduced 
and  was  invited  to  sit  with  us  as  a  visiting  brother. 

The  minutes  of  this  session  were  read  and  approved,  and 
Presbytery  adjourned  with  prayer  by  Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander. 

B.  F.  YANDELL,  Moderator 

W.  H.  JOHxNSTOX,  Stated  Clerk 


30  MINUTES    OF   MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY 

The    One   Hundred   Sixty-Second   Stated 
Session   Df   Mecklenbnrq   Presbytery 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg^  met  in  its  One  Hundred 
Sixty-second  Stated  Session  in  the  Sugaw  Creek  Church,  Char- 
lotte, N.  C.  on  Thursday,  October  21,  1943,  at  10:00  A.  M.  (The 
date  had  been  changed,  by  order  of  the  Moderator  from  October 
19th),  Presbytery  was  called  to  order  and  constituted  with 
prayer  by  the  Moderator,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone. 

At  the  request  of  the  retiring  Moderator,  Rev.  W.  L.  I.ingle, 
of  Concord  Presbytery  preached  the  opening  sermon  from  the 
text,  II.  Corinthians  5:18. 

Communion — The  Sacrament  of  the  Lord's  Supper  was  admin- 
istered by  Rev.  S.  M.  Inman  and  Rev.  C.  G.  McClure,  assisted 
by  the  following  Ruling  Elders :  J.  P.  Flowe,  G.  T.  Wingate,  Roy 
Todd,  E.  W.  Campbell,  W.  A.  Carriker,  M.  G.  Gibson,  Frazier 
Caldwell,  H.  J.  Auten,  J.  K.  Alexander,  J.  P.  Knight,  D.  J.  Sul- 
livan and  Osmon  Barber. 

Election  of  Clerks:  Rev.  B.  F.  Yandell  and  Rev.  Paul  P. 
Thrower  were  elected  temporary  clerks  to  serve  for  this  meeting. 

The  Roll:  The  following  were  present  and  ""were  enrolled  or 
were  enrolled  during  the  meeting: 

Ministers:  J.  W.  Grier,  C.  H.  Little,  J.  G.  Garth,  J.  W.  Stork,  J.  M. 
Walker,  W.  H.  Frazer,  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  T.  F.  Huneycutt,  C.  C.  Beam, 
W.  H.  Johnston,  B.  F.  Yandell,  J.  C.  Grier,  W.  G.  Thomas,  A.  T.  Taylor, 
M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  W.  B.  Neill,  M.  R  Gibson,  J.  P.  H.  McNatt,  C.  D. 
Whiteley,  R.  A.  Young,  C.  M.  Boyd,  J.  S.  Sibley,  A.  H.  Key,  E.  V.  Wiley, 
L.  T.  Gill,  W.  I.  Howell,  Jr.,  T.  B.  Anderson,  D.  K.  Snyder,  J.  A.  Redhead, 
Jr.,  W.  C.  Smith,  C.  N.  Morrison,  W.  T.  Smith,  H.  B.  Blakely,  Jas.  A.  Jones, 
A.  Julian  Warner,  J.  L.  Russell,  W.  R.  Buhler,  Jno.  R.  Rosebro,  A.  W.  Shaw, 
F.  R.  McAHster,  N.  R.  McGeachy,  R.  H.  Stone,  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr., 
Wm.  A.  Brown,  W.  A.  Alexander,  E.  L.  Flanagan,  Paul  P.  Thrower,  J.  L. 
Griggs,  Holmes  Rolston,  Robert  F.  Boyd,  Robert  Turner,  F.  C.  Debele, 
Jr.,  C.  G.  McClure,  S.  M.  Inman,  Geo.  F.  Houck,  J.  O.  Mann. — 56. 

Ruling  Elders:  E.  C.  Goodwin,  Amay  James;  John  Kuck,  Amity;  J.  H. 
Alexander,  Banks;  W.  J.  Kanoy,  Biscoe ;  T.  S.  AlcPheeters,  Caldwell 
Memorial;  J.  F.  Hooks,  Camden;  J.  C.  Munn,  Candor;  J.  O.  Neely,  Central 
Steele  Creek;  W.  B.  McClintock,  Charlotte  First;  H.  F.  Wolfe,  Charlotte 
Second;  Baxter  L.  Lawing,  Commonwealth;  S.  B.  McClure,  Cooks  Memor- 
ial; E.  V.  Kerns,  Hopewell;  M.  G.  Gibson,  Huntersville  ;  D.  J.  McCaskill, 
Macedonia;    M.    O.    Monteith,    Mallard    Creek;    W.    O.   Johnston,    McGee; 


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R.  A.  Willis,  Jr.,  Monroe  First;  V.  L.  Wall,  Morven;  C.  C.  McKinnon, 
Mt.  Gilead;  J.  H.  Todd,  Mulberry;  J.  W.  Thomson,  Jr.,  Myers  Park; 
J.  M.  Russell,  Newell;  B.  B.  Young,  North  Charlotte;  F.  A.  Wentz,  Nor- 
wood ;  D.  E.  Clark,  Pageland ;  E.  W.  Campbell,  Paw  Creek ;  J.  P.  Flowe, 
Philadelphia;  E.  H.  Hand,  Pineville ;  John  D.  Elliott,  Plaza;  J.  R.  Cur- 
rence,  Pleasant  Hill;  F.  B.  Kuykendall,  Providence;  W.  C.  Flowers,  Rob- 
inson; L.  A.  Kelly,  Rockingham;  R.  W.  Blackwelder,  St.  Andrews;  J. 
W.  Kiser,  St.  Paul;  J.  A.  Chrisman,  Selwyn  Avenue;  Harvey  B.  Hunter, 
Sharon;  I.  H.  Freeman,  Steele  Creek;  J.  O.  Earnhardt,  Sugaw  Creek; 
Harrell  J.  Auten,  Tenth  Avenue;  W.  F.  McCall,  Thomasboro ;  C.  A.  Bland, 
Wadesboro;  A.  B.  Norwood,  Walkersville ;  C.  S.  Massey,  Waxhaw;  G.  B. 
Wingate,  West  Avenue;  W.  A.  Carriker,  Westminster;  W.  F.  Caldwell, 
Williams    Memorial. — 48. 

Visiting  Brethren:  The  following  were  introduced  to  Presbytery  and 
invited  to  sit  with  us  as  visiting  brethren :  W.  L.  Lingle,  Concord  Presby- 
tery; R.  A.  Lapsley,  Jr.,  Montgomery  Presbytery;  D.  P.  McGeachy, 
Atlanta  Presbytery;  J.  O.  Mann,  Wilmington  Presbytery;  C.  H.  Rowan, 
Bethel  Presbytery;  G.  W.  Hanna,  Concord  Presbytery;  Louis  C.  LaMotte, 
Fayetteville  Presbytery;  Coyte  Hunter,  Kings  Mountain  Presbytery; 
W.  M.  Currie,  Kings  Mountain  Presbytery;  W.  L.  Baker,  Kings  Mountain 
Presbytery;  H.  E.  Carter,  Central  Alabama  Presbytery;  G.  A.  Kaltenbach, 
Chippewa  Presbytery,  U.S.A. ;  D.  N.  Roller,  Wooster  Presbytery,  U.S.A. ; 
—13. 

Election  of  Moderator — Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson  who  was  nomi- 
nated at  the  last  stated  session  was  elected  to  serve  as  moderator 
of  Presbytery. 

Committee  on  Arrangements  —  Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy, 
Chairman,  presented  the  report  of  the  Committee  on  Arrange- 
ments which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows: 

We  recommend  that  the  printed  docket  be  followed  with  these  excep- 
tions : 

1.  That  the  first  order  after  this  report  be  the  popular  meeting  on  the 
Orphans'   Home. 

2.  That  the  first  order  after  lunch  be  given  to  the  Home  Mission  Emer- 
gency Fund  and  that  we  hear  Dr.  R.  A.  Lapsley  of  Roanoke,  Virginia  for 
30  minutes. 

3.  That  we  take  recess  at  12  :30  P.  M.  for  lunch  and  that  we  reconvene 
at  1  :45  P.  M. 

4.  That  we  take  recess  at  5  :30  P.  M.  for  supper  and  that  we  reconvene 
at  8:00  P.  M.  at  the  Armory  Auditorium  for  the  celebration  of  the  Three 
Hundredth  Anniversary  of  the  Westminster  Assembly  and  adjourn  at  the 
conclusion  of  that  service. 

Orphan's  Home — The  report  of  the  permanent  committee  on 
the  Orphans'  Home  was  presented  by  the  chairman,  Rev.  J.  C. 
Grier,  and  pending-  its  adoption  Presbytery  heard  an  address 
by    Mr.    Joseph    B.    Johnston,    Superintendent    of    the    Barium 


32  MINUTES    OF    MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY 


Springs  Orphans'  Home,  griving  many  interesting  facts  and 
features  of  the  orphanage  work  in  our  Synod.  The  report  was 
adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Your  Committee  on  the  Orphanage  respectfully  submits  the  following 
report  —  We  thank  God  that  our  Home  at  Barium  is  in  better  shape  in 
many  ways  than  it  has  ever  been.  We  wish  to  commend  our  churches  for 
their  generous  support  of  the  Home  during  the  past  year.  We  call  atten- 
tion to  the  fact  that  a  movement  is  underway  for  the  erection  of  a  new 
and  adequate  church  at  Barium,  and  funds  are  being  collected  for  that 
purpose.  We  call  attention  to  the  fact  that  there  are  38  children  at  Barium 
from  the  bounds  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery,  and  14  boys  from  Mecklen- 
burg are  in  the  armed  forces  of  our  country.  This  is  a  fine  record.  We 
would  recommend : 

1.  That  all  of  our  ministers  be  urged  to  co-operate  with  Mr.  Rufus  A. 
Grier,  who  is  our  representative  on  Synod's  Permanent  Committee  on 
Orphanage  Work,  in  any  plans  he  has  made  for  keeping  Barium  before 
our  people. 

2.  We  ask  our  churches  to  continue  their  liberal  support  of  the  Home, 
and  we  urge  every  church  in  our  Presbytery  to  give  a  generous  offering 
Thanksgiving.  This  is  needed  to  offset  climbing  prices  for  food  and 
clothing. 

3.  As  a  Presbytery  we  pledge  our  continued  support  and  prayers  for 
Mr.  Johnston  and  the  workers  and  children  at  Barium. 

4.  That  Presbytery  hear  an  address  from  Mr.  Joseph  Johnston,  Super- 
intendent of  the   Orphanage. 

J.   C.  GRIER,   Chairman 

Resignation — Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer  submitted  his  resignation 
as  Chairman  of  the  Permanent  Committee  on  Evangelism.  It' 
was  accepted  and  the  vacancy  was  referred  to  the  Committee 
on  Nominations. 

Standing  Committee  Appointed — The  Moderator  appointed 
the  following  committees  to  serve  for  this  session  of  Presby- 
tery : 

Bills  and  Overtures:    R.  H.  Stone,  A.  T.  Taylor,  J.  L.  Griggs,  and  J.  O. 

Neely. 

Judicial:  W.  A.  Alexander,  A.  W.  Shaw,  J.  Walton  Stewart,  and  H.  J. 
Auten. 

Minutes  of  General  Asse;mbly:  W.  A.  Brown,  Robert  Turner,  T.  F. 
Huneycutt,  and  W.  F.  Caldwell. 

Resolutions:   F.  R.  McAlister  and  M.  G.  Gibson. 

Communications:  Communications  were  read  and  disposed 
of  as  follows :  A  letter  from  Rev.  W.  A.  Nicholson  requested 
that  he  be  excused  from  this  meeting  of  Presbytery  and  that  he 
be  granted  permission  to  labor  outside  the  bounds  of  Presbytery 
for  one  year.  The  requests  were  granted.  A  letter  from  Rev.  H. 


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L.  Reaves  asked  that  he  be  excused  from  this  meeting-  of  Pres- 
bytery and  that  he  be  granted  the  powers  of  an  Evangelist  as 
a  Chaplain  in  the  United  States  Army,  to  receive  members  into 
the  Presbyterian  Church  in  the  U.  S.  and  to  certify  them  to 
particular  churches.  The  requests  were  granted. 

Letters  from  Thomasboro  Church  and  Commonwealth  Church 
were  read  extending  invitations  to  Presbytery  for  the  Winter 
Stated  Meeting.  These  invitations  were  referred  to  the  docket 
to  be  acted  on  when  the  place  for  the  next  meeting  is  to  be 
selected. 

Correspondence  from  the  Director  of  the  Defense  Service 
Council  concerning  Rev.  Ben  T.  Harrop  was  referred  to  the 
Judicial  Committee. 

Junior  College — Rev.  Louis  C.  La  Motte,  President  of  the 
Presbyterian  Junior  College  for  Men,  was  introduced  to  Presby- 
tery and  spoke  briefly  on  the  work  the  Synod's  institution  at 
Maxton,  stating  that  last  year  was  the  best  year  in  the  col- 
lege's history  and  that  of  the  119  students  10  were  ministerial 
candidates. 

Dissolution  of  Pastorate — Rev.  J.  P.  H.  McNatt  requested 
the  dissolution  of  the  pastoral  relationship  existing  between 
himself  and  the  Camden,  Lilesville  and  Morven  churches.  The 
churches  concurred  in  the  request  and  the  pastoral  relationship 
was  dissolved,  effective  November  1,  1943;  and  Mr.  McNatt  was 
granted  a  certificate  of  Presbyterial  dismission  to  Orange  Pres- 
bytery. 

Recess  for  Lunch — Presbytery  took  recess  for  lunch  at  12:30 
P.  M.  The  closing  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev.  J.  W.  Stork. 

AFTERNOON  SESSION 

Presbytery  reconvened  at  1 :45  P.  M.  and  was  opened  with 
the  singing  of  the  hymn  "Love  Divine,  All  Loves  Excelling". 

Adjourned  Meeting  Ordered — Because  there  is  not  sufficient 
time  in  today's  session  for  an  adequate  consideration  of  the  pro- 
posed amendments  to  the  Book  of  Church  Order,  the  Confession 
of  Faith  and  the  Catechisms,  Presbytery  adopted  a  resolution 
authorizing  an  adjourned  meeting  on  November  15,  1943  at  10:00 


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A.  M.  in  the  First  Presbyterian  Church,  Charlotte,  N.  C.  for  the 
transaction  of  this  Dusiness  and  any  other  items  that  may  be 
presented  at  that  time. 

Assembly's  Home  Missions — Rev.  Jno.  R.  Rosebro,  Chairman 
of  the  Permanent  Committee  on  Assembly's  Home  Missions, 
presented  a  verbal  report  which  was  received  as  information. 
In  connection  with  this  report  Presbytery  heard  an  address  by 
Rev.  R.  A.  Lapsley  on  the  subject,  "The  Assembly's  Home  Mis- 
sion Emergency  Fund". 

Dissolution  of  Pastorate — Rev.  T.  B.  Anderson  requested  the 
dissolution  of  the  pastoral  relationship  existing  between  him- 
self and  the  Benton  Heights  Church,  the  church  concurring  the 
relationship  was  dissolved,  effective  November  1,  1943.  The 
name  of  Mr.  Anderson  was  placed  on  the  Honorably  Retired 
roll  of  Presbytery,  and  he  was  recommended  to  the  Assembly's 
Executive  Committee  of  Christian  Education  and  Ministerial 
Relief  for  an  allowance  from  the  Ministers'  Annuity  Fund  com- 
mensurate with  his  record  of  service. 

Committee  on  Nominations — The  Permanent  Committee  on 
Nominations  submitted  a  report  which  was  amended  and  adop- 
ted and  is  as  follows :  See  Directory,  Class  of  1946,  and  substi- 
tutes for  removed  members. 

On  nomination  from  the  floor  the  following  were  elected  to 
the  Committee  on  Nominations.  Rev.  Holmes  Rolston,  Rev. 
J.  M.  Walker  and  Ruling  Elder  Hunter  Marshall  for  the  class  of 
1946,  Rev.  J.  W.  Grier  to  replace  Rev.  C.  H.  Rowan  in  the  class 
of  1944  and  Ruling  Elder  W.  R.  Garrison  to  replace  Mr.  W.  B. 
Bradford  in  the  class  of  1945. 

Ministers  Received —  Rev.  J.  O.  Mann  presented  a  certificate 
of  dismission  from  Wilmington  Presbytery,  and  after  the  usual 
examinations  which  were  sustained  as  satisfactory  he  was  en- 
rolled as  a  member  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  upon  signing 
the  obligations  which  Presbytery  requires  of  all  its  ministers. 
Rev.  H.  E.  Carter  of  Central  Alabama  Presbytery  was  examined 
with  a  view  to  his  reception  into  our  Presbytery.  The  examina- 
tion was  sustained  as  satisfactory  and  he  will  be  enrolled  as  a 
member  of  Presbytery  when  his  certificate  of  dismission  is 
received  from  Central  Alabama  Presbytery  and  when  he  has 
signed  the  covenant. 


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The  Executive  Committee  of  Home  Missions  was  appointed 
a  commission  to  install  Rev.  H.  E.  Carter  as  pastor  of  Amay 
James  Church.  This  commission  has  for  its  quorum  three  minis- 
ters and  one  elder  and  is  authorized  to  receive  the  certificate 
of  transfer  of  Rev.  H.  E.  Carter. 

Candidate  Received — The  Permanent  Committee  on  Christian 
Education  and  Ministerial  Relief  presented  Mr.  Eugene  P.  Poe 
of  the  Rockingham  Church  with  his  required  credentials  in 
proper  form  and  with  the  recommendation  that  he  be  received 
as  a  candidate  for  the  ministry.  Mr.  Poe  was  examined  by  the 
Moderator  on  experimental  religion  and  on  his  motives  for 
seeking  the  ministry.  This  examination  was  sustained  as  satis- 
factory. The  constitutional  questions  were  answered  acceptably, 
a  charge  was  given  and  prayer  ogered  by  the  Moderator ;  and 
Mr.  Poe's  name  was  placed  on  Presbytery's  roll  of  Candidates 
for  the  Ministry. 

Church  Dissolved. — The  Stanfield  Church  was  dissolved  and 
its  members  transferred  to  the  Locust  Church.  The  Stanfield 
Church  building  was  given  to  Presbytery's  Church  and  Manse 
Building  League. 

Minister  Installed — The  commission  appointed  to  install  Rev. 
Geo.  F.  Houck  as  pastor  of  the  Biscoe,  Candor  and  Macedonia 
Churches  presented  a  report  which  was  admitted  to  record  and  is 
as  follows : 

The  commission  to  install  Rev.  George  F.  Houck  pastor  of  the  Candor 
group  of  Churches  met  at  the  Biscoe  Church  at  11  :00  A.  M.,  Sunday, 
October  17,  1943.  The  commission  was  called  to  order  1)y  the  chairman, 
W.  I.  Howell,  Jr.  and  was  constituted  with  prayer.  E.  V.  Wiley  was  elected 
clerk.  Ministers  present:  W.  I.  Howell,  Jr.;  E.  V.  Wiley;  and  A.  W.  Shaw 
was   enrolled  upon   arrival  at   12 :00  o'clock. 

Elders  present:  J.  C.  Munn;  Walter  Allred  and  J.  W.  Ewing. 

At  the  Biscoe  Church  W.  I.  Howell,  Jr.  presided,  propounded  the  con- 
stitutional questions  and  charged  the  pastor.  E.  V.  Wiley  preached  the 
sermon  and  charged  the  congregation.  The  pastor  pronounced  the  bene- 
diction. 

The  commission  met  at  the  Macedonia  Church  at  3:00  P.  M.  the  same 
day.  E.  V.  Wiley  presided  and  propounded  the  constitutional  questions. 
W.  I.  Howell,  Jr.  preached  the  sermon  and  charged  the  congregation.  A. 
W.   Shaw   charged   the   pastor.   The   pastor   pronounced   the   benediction. 


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The  commission  met  at  the  Candor  Church  at  8:00  P.  M.  the  same 
day.  E.  V.  Wiley  presided  and  propounded  the  constitutional  questions 
and  charged  the  pastor,  W.  I.  Howell,  Jr.  preached  the  sermon.  A.  W. 
Shaw  charged   the   congregation.  The  pastor  pronounced  the  benediction. 

The  minutes  were  read  and  approved  and  the  commission  adjourned 
with  prayer, 

W.  I.  HOWELL,  JR.,  Chairman 

E.  V.  WILEY,  Clerk 

Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work — The  Commission 
on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  submitted  a  report  which  was 
admitted  to  record  and  is  as  follows : 

The  Commission  has  held  five  meetings  since  the  last  meeting  of  Pres- 
bytery. 

The  Commission  approved  a  request  from  Sharon  Presbyterian  Church, 
that  they  be  allowed  to  call  Rev.  C.  H.  Little  for  a  period  of  one  year,  he 
having  reached  the  usual  age  of  retirement. 

The  Commission  met  with  representatives  of  the  Paw  Creek  and  the 
Cooks  Memorial  Presbyterian  Churches  and  instructed  them  in  the  usual 
procedure  to  be  followed  in  their  efforts  to  secure  a  Pastor.  The  Com- 
mission advised  these  representatives  that  they  were  ready  at  all  times  to 
assist  them  in  any  way  possible. 

Dr.  William  H.  Frazer  was  appointed  to  take  over  sight  of  the  Rock- 
ingham Presbyterian  Church.  He,  with  Rev.  Stone,  have  been  active  in 
trying  to  assist  this  church  in  their  search  for  a  Pastor.  The  Commission 
was  asked  to  approve  a  call  to  Rev.  Sam  Milton,  of  Inverness,  Fla.,  but 
Rev.  Sam  Milton  advised  the  commission  that  he  had  just  accepted  a  call 
to  another  church,  and  would  not  be  available. 

The  Commission  was  asked  to  visit  two  different  churches  in  the  Pres- 
bytery, in  an  effort  to  eliminate  discord  which  has  arisen.  In  one  instance 
the  Session  of  the  Church  and  the  Pastor  agreed  upon  a  settlement  of  the 
differences  which  had  arisen  and  in  the  other  instance,  the  various  ele- 
ments were  brought  together  with  a  mutual  pledge  from  all  present  that 
they  would  go  forward  united. 

The  Commission  approved  a  call  to  Rev.  Dana  Waters,  by  the  Matthews 
Presbyterian  Church. 

W.   H.    FRAZER,    Chairman 

J.  W.  THOMSON,  JR.,  Secretary 

Commission  to  Ordain  and  Install — ^The  examination  of  F. 
Clyde  Pratt  for  licensure  was  accepted  in  lieu  of  an  examination 
for  ordination,  and  a  commission  was  appointed  to  ordain  and 
install  Licentiate  F.  Clyde  Pratt  as  pastor  of  the  Nevin  Church. 
The  quorum  of  this  commission  was  fixed  as  three  ministers 
and  one  elder.  The  commission  is  as  follows : 


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Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  to  preside  and  propound  the  constitutional  questions, 
Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs  to  preach  tlie  sermon,  RuHng  Elder  H.  J.  Spencer  to 
charge  the  congregation,  Ruling  Elder  Robert  Suther  to  charge  the  pastor, 
Rev.  J.  S.  Sibley  and  Rev.  C.  C.  Beam,  alternate. 

Bible  Cause — The  Permanent  Committee  on  Bi]:)le  Cause  pre- 
sented a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

The  disruptions  of  the  war  have  brought  about  many  new  problems  for 
the  American  Bible  vSociety.  The  new  problems,  however,  in  many  cases 
have  brought  with  them  new  opportunities.  The  Society  has  been  awake 
to  these  opportunities  and  has  met  them  wherever  possible. 

One  of  these  opportunities  has  been  the  privilege  of  equipping  life  boats 
and  life  rafts  with  New  Testaments.  In  addition  to  this,  editions  of  the 
service  New  Testament  have  been  specially  prepared  for  the  men  of  the 
Merchant  Marine.  Testaments  have  been  printed  for  the  Army  and  Navy; 
and  Pulpit  Bibles  have  been  furnished  to  more  than  1,000  Army  chaplains, 
navy  posts  and  ships. 

The  current  translation  work  has  been  highly  successful  during  the  year 
1942. 

During  the  past  year  8,924  volumes  (including  Bibles  and  Talking  Book 
Records)  have  been  sent  out  from  the  Bible  House  in  New  York. 

Your  Committee  would  point  out  that  the  sole  agency  of  the  American 
Churches  for  the  distribution  of  the  Holy  Scriptures  throughout  the  world 
is  the  American  Bible  Societ}^;  and  for  this  reason  it  surely  merits  the 
prayers  and  support  of  all  Christian  people.  Moreover,  since  it  is  the  Word 
of  God  that  is  a  "light  unto  our  path  and  a  lamp  unto  our  feet",  we  com- 
mend  heartily  this   cause   to  all  men,  and  recommend : 

1.  That  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  endorse  the  work  of  the  American 
Bible  Society  and  request  the  deep  interest  and  loyal  support  of  all  pastors 
and  people. 

2.  That  we  observe  December  12,  1943  as  Universal  Bil)le  Sunday  and 
as  an  occasion  for  more  serious  consideration  of  a  fruitful  use  of  the  Bible 
among  our  people  and  its  wider  circulation  among  the  nations  of  the  world. 

Respectfully    submitted, 

ROBERT  F.  BOYD,  Chairman 

W.  B.  NEILL 

A.  JULIAN  WARNER 

Judicial  Committee — Presl^ytery  resolved  itself  into  executive 
session  to  receive  the  report  of  the  Standing-  Committee  on 
Judicial  Business.  The  report  was  amended  and  adopted  and  is 
as  follows : 

Your  Judicial  Committee,  to  which  has  been  referred  correspondence 
relative  to  Rev.  Ben  T.  Harrop,  reports  as  follov/s  : 


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Paragraph  183  of  the  Book  of  Church  Order  reads,  in  part,  as  follows  : 
"It  is  the  duty  of  all  church  Sessions  and  Presbyteries  to  exercise  care 
over  those  subject  to  their  authority;  and  they  shall,  with  due  diligence 
and  great  discretion,  demand  from  such  persons  satisfactory  explanations 
concerning  reports  affecting  their  Christian  character." 

In  view  of  this  provision,  and  in  the  light  of  the  reports  carried  by  the 
above  mentioned  correspondence,  we  recommend  that  Presbytery  request 
the  Stated  Clerk  to  communicate  with  Mr.  Harrop  seeking  information 
as  to  his  activities  preceding  and  leading  up  to  his  discharge  as  a  chaplain 
in  the  Army  and  demanding  satisfactory  explanation  concerning  these 
reports  affecting  his  Christian  character. 

Vote  of  Appreciation — A  rising  vote  of  thanks  was  extended 
to  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston,  Stated  Clerk,  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer  and 
RuHng  Elder  J.  William  Thomson  of  the  Commission  on  the 
Minister  and  His  Work  in  appreciation  of  faithful  and  efficient 
service. 

Place  of  Next  Meeting — The  invitation  of  the  Commonwealth 
Church  for  the  Winter  Stated  Session  was  accepted. 

Resolutions  of  Thanks — The  Standing  Committee  on  Resolu- 
tions presented  a  report  which  was  amended  and  adopted  and 
is  as  follows : 

Whereas  this  is  more  than  an  ordinary  meeting  of  our  Presbytery,  due 
to  its  celebration  of  the  tercentenary  of  the  convening  of  the  Westminster 
Assembly,  we  commend  the  pastor.  Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy,  and  his  people 
for  their  forethought  twelve  months  ago  in  inviting  us  to  hold  this  historic 
meeting  of  Presbytery  in  this  historic  church.  We  wish  to  express  to  them 
our  appreciation  for  their  untiring  work  in  helping  to  make  possible  the 
celebration  of  the  convening  of  the  Westminster  Assembly  by  a  historic 
pageant  to  be  presented  in  the  Armory  Auditorium  tonight.  We  wish  also 
to  thank  Rev.  D.  P.  McGeachy  for  the  writing  of  the  pageant  to  be  pre- 
sented tonight. 

Whereas,  the  Sugaw  Creek  people  have  taken  care  of  our  physical  needs 
and  comforts  in  such  an  adequate  way,  we  desire  to  express  to  them  our 
deep  gratitude  for  the  bountiful  meals  served  us  and  for  all  other  expres- 
sions of  their  kind  hospitality.  '^ 

We  recognize  and  wish  to  thank  the  committee  of  our  Presbytery  which 
has  worked  with  the  Sugaw  Creek  Church  in  making  possible  the  pageant 
commemorating  the  three  hundredth  anniversary  of  the  Westminster 
Assembly. 

We  wish  to  thank  Dr.  W.  L.  Lingle  for  his  timely  and  edif3nng  sermon 
at  the  opening  of  this  meeting  of  Presbytery. 

We  recommend  that  a  copy  of  these  resolutions  be  placed  in  the  hands 
of  Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy,  pastor  of  the  Sugaw  Creek  Church,  and  that 
he  convey  them  to  his  congregation. 

Resspectfully  submitted, 

F.    R.    McALISTER,    Chairman 
M.   G.   GIBSON 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY  39 

Assembly's  Minutes — The  Standing  Committee  on  Assembly's 
Minutes  submitted  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Your  committee  calls  attention  to  recommendation  No.  10  on 
page  85  of  Assembly's  Minutes,  which  calls  for  action  of  Presby- 
teries in  their  fall  meetings. 

This  is  all  we  find  that  is  not  already  on  our  docket. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

W.  A.  BROWN,  Chairman 
T.  F.  HUNEYCUTT 
ROBERT  TURNER 
W.  A.  CARRIKER 

Minutes  Approved — The  minutes  of  this  session  were  read 
and  approved. 

Recess — Presbytery  recessed  at  5:30  P.  M.  to  reconvene  at 
8:00  P.  M.  in  the  Armory  Auditorium  for  the  presentation  of  the 
pageant-play.  The  closing  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev.  F.  C. 
Debele. 

EVENING  SESSION 

Presbytery  reconvened  at  8:00  P.  M.  in  the  Armory  Audito- 
rium, w^as  opened  with  a  program  of  worship,  and  presented  the 
pageant-play,  "The  Rock  And  The  Pit",  which  was  written  and 
directed  by  Rev.   D.   P.   McGeachy   of  Atlanta   Presbytery. 

Adjournment — After  the  benediction  by  Rev.  John  W.  Grier 
Presbytery  stood  adjourned  to  meet  in  adjourned  session  in  the 
First  Church  of  Charlotte,  N.  C.  at  10:00  A.  M.,  November  15, 
1943 ;  and  in  regular  stated  session  in  the  Commonwealth  Church 
of  Charlotte,  N.  C.  at  10:00  A.  M.,  January  18,  1944. 

M.  R.  GIBSON,  Moderator 

PAUL   P.  THROWER,  Acting  Permanent   Clerk 
J.  W.  STORK,  Assistant  Clerk 
W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk 


40  MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

Adjourned   Meeting   Df   Mecklenburg 

Presbytery 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg  met  in  adjourned  session  in 
the  First  Church  of  Charlotte,  N.  C  at  10:00  A.  M.,  November 
15,  1943  and  was  opened  with  prayer  led  bv  Rev.  J.  A.  Redhead, 
Jr. 

The  Roll — The  following  were  present  and  were  enrolled: 
Ministers:  M.  R.  Gibson,  W.  H.  Johnston,  B.  F.  Yandell,  J.  W.  Stork, 
T.  F.  Huneycutt,  Holmes  Rolston,  J.  G.  Garth,  C.  M.  Boyd,  W.  A.  Alex- 
ander, J.  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  Jno.  R.  Rosebro,  F.  R.  McAlister,  N.  R.  Mc- 
Geachy,  Robt.  F.  Boyd,  E.  V.  Wiley,  C  G.  McClure,  J.  L.  Griggs,  R.  E. 
Watts,  Paul  P.  Thrower,  Robert  Turner,  S.  M.  Inman,  Q.  N.  Huneycutt, 
R.  H.  Stone,  W.  T.  Smith,  W.  A.  Brown,  C.  C.  Beam.  C.  H.  Little,  M.  B. 
Prince,  Jr.,  J.  L.  Russell,  W  G.  Thomas,  G.  Dana  Waters,  Jas.  A.  Jones, 
R.  A.  Young,  W.  C.  Smith,  J.  C.  Grier,  J.  W.  Grier,  J.  E.  Mcjunkin,  H. 
E.  Carter.— 38. 

Ruling  Elders:  Philip  F.  Howerton,  Charlotte  First;  Ray  Clontz,  Beth- 
lehem; L.  S.  Boyd,  Tenth  Avenue;  J.  Wm.  Thomson,  Myers  Park;  W.  E. 
Price,  Caldwell  Memorial;  B.  B.  Young,  North  Charlotte;  H.  P.  Warlick, 
Matthews;  Vinton  L.  Hunter,  Sugaw  Creek;  C.  S.  Massey,  Waxhaw; 
Osmond  Barber,  Providence. — 10. 

Stated  Clerk  Resigns — A  communication  was  read  requesting 
that  Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner  be  allowed  to  resign  from  the  stated 
clerkship  to  which  he  was  elected  at  the  last  stated  meeting 
of  Presbytery.  Mr.  Warner  is  now  sick  and  it  was  stated  that  he 
would  not  at  any  early  date  be  able  to  assume  the  duties  of  the 
office  to  which  he  had  been  elected.  His  resignation  was  accep- 
ted with  regrets,  and  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston  was  requested  to 
continue  in  office  until  the  winter  meeting  of  Presbytery.  The 
vacancy  was  referred  to  the  nominating  committee. 

Pageant  Committee  Report — Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  presented  a 
partial  financial  report  for  the  special  committee  on  arrange- 
ments for  the  program  in  commemoration  of  the  three  hun- 
dredth anniversary  of  the  Westminster  Assembly  The  report 
was  received  as  information  and  a  more  complete  report  was 
requested  when  the  collection  and  disbursement  of  funds  has 
been  completed.  Churches  that  have  not  contributed  to  the 
pageant  fund  are  urged  to  make  such  contribution  as  soon  as 
possible.  The  treasurer  of  Presbytery  was  instructed  to  pay  up 
to  $100.00  more  to  this  cause  if  necessary. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY  41 


Installation  of  Pastor — The  commission,  appointed  to  ordain 
Licentiate  F.  Clyde  Pratt  and  install  him  as  pastor  of  the  Nevin 
Church,  submitted  a  report  which  was  admitted  to  record  and 
is  as  follows :  ,  ' 

The  Commission  met  at  Nevin  Presbyterian  Church  Sunday,  November 
7,  1943  at  11:45  A.  M. 

Present:  Ministers — R.  H.  Stone,  J.  L.  Griggs  and  C.  C.  Beam.  Elders — 
R.  E.  Suther  and  H.  J.  Spencer. 

The  Commission  was  called  to  order  by  Mr.  R.  H.  Stone,  Chairman,  and 
constituted  with  prayer  led  by  Mr.  Spencer.  Mr.  Beam  was  elected  clerk. 

The  sermon  was  preached  by  Mr.  Griggs  after  which  the  Commission 
proceeded  with  the  ordination  and  installation  of  Mr,  Pratt.  Mr.  Stone 
presided  and  propounded  the  constitutional  questions.  Mr.  Suther  charged 
the  pastor,  Mr.  Spencer  the  congregation  and  Mr.  Beam  led  the  ordination 
prayer. 

Upon  approval  of  the  minutes,  the  Commission  adjourned  with  prayer 
led  by   Mr.  Griggs. 

R.   H.   STONE,   Chairman 
C.  C.  BEAM,  Clerk 

Excused— Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander,  Rev.  C.  M.  Boyd,  Rev.  J.  G. 
Garth  and  Rev.  Holmes  Rolston  were  excused  from  further 
attendance  at  this  meeting  of  the  court. 

Proposed  Change  in  Manual — The  proposal  to  set  a  rule  for 
the  nomination  of  the  next  moderator  as  the  first  item  of  busi- 
ness after  the  induction  of  the  present  moderator  was  docketed 
for  consideration  at  the  winter  meeting. 

Request  for  Change  in  Terms  of  Call — Rev.  B.  F.  Yandell 
requested  permission  to  take  up  some  work  outside  his  pastoral 
duties  in  the  North  Charlotte  Church,  with  the  understanding 
that  the  Home  Mission  Committee's  support  be  discontinued. 
The  request  was  referred  to  the  Executive  Committee  of  Home 
Missions  as  a  commission  with  power  to  act  in  this  matter. 

Dissolution  of  Pastorate — Rev.  G.  Dana  Waters  requested  the 
dissolution  of  the  pastoral  relationship  existing  between  himself 
and  the  Locust  and  Oakl^oro  Churches.  Letters  were  received 
from  the  clerks  of  session  of  the  respective  churches  stating  that 
they  reluctantly  concurred  in  the  pastor's  request.  The  request 
was  granted  and  the  pastorate  dissolved. 


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Commission  to  Install — The  call  from  the  Matthews  Church 
for  the  pastoral  services  of  Rev.  G.  Dana  Waters  having-  been 
approved  to  Presbytery  by  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and 
His  Work  was  found  in  order  and  placed  in  the  hands  of  Mr. 
Waters  who  signified  his  purpose  to  accept  it.  A  commission  was 
appointed  to  install  Mr.  Waters  as  pastor  of  the  Matthews 
Church.  The  quorum  of  the  commission  is  three  ministers  and 
one  ruling  elder,  and  it  is  empowered  to  make  the  arrangements 
and  assign  the  various  parts  for  the  installation  service.  The 
commission  is  as  follows : 

Ministers:  R.  H.  Stone,  B.  F.  Yandell,  J.  L.  Griggs  and  W.  R.  Buhler. 
Ruling  Elders:   W.  E.  Price  and  T.  N.  Reid. 


Assembly  Matters — ^^The  items  sent  down  by  the  General  As- 
sembly to  the  presbyteries  for  advice,  consent  and  suggestions 
were  acted  on  as  follows :  The  amendments  to  paragraphs  76-a 
and  86  of  the  Book  of  Church  Order  were  approved.  The  sug- 
gested revision  of  the  Book  of  Church  Order  was  approved  in 
full.  The  suggested  changes  in  punctuation  in  the  Confession 
of  Faith  and  the  Catechisms  were  approved  in  full.  The  sug- 
gested changes  in  phraseology  of  the  Confession  of  Faith  and 
the  Catechisms  were  approved  with  the  single  exception  of  the 
deletion  of  the  "that"  after  ''declare",  near  the  middle  of  the 
section.  (Confession  of  Faith  1:1).  This  change  was  disapproved. 
Presbytery  declined  to  give  its  approval  to  the  suggestion  as  to 
the  limited  term  pastorate ;  but  did  express  its  approval  of  the 
general  idea  of  the  adoption  of  some  possible  plan  to  facilitate 
changes  in  pastorates. 


Overture  Approved — Rev.  J.  W.  Stork  submitted  an  overture 
to  be  sent  to  the  General  Assembly,  which  was  adopted  and  is 
as  follows : 

Mecklenburg  Presbytery  in  session  at  Charlotte,  N.  C.  on  November  15, 
1943  hereby  respectfully  overtures  the  General  Assembly  in  session  at 
Montreat,  N.  C,  May  25,  1944,  to  amend  Chapter  XXIX,  Paragraph  161 
of  the  Book  of  Church  Order  with  the  addition  of  the  following:  Only 
Assemblies  meeting  in  years  ending  with  the  figure  five  shall  ratify  arnend- 
ments.  .  i 

Nomination  of  Moderator — Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely  was  nom- 
inated for  moderator  of  the  next  stated  meeting  of  Presbytery. 


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Judicial  Business — The  Stated  Clerk  reported  that  in  compH- 
ance  with  the  request  of  the  Judicial  Committee  he  had  made 
an  effort  to  contact  Rev.  Ben  T.  Harrop,  but  that  the  letter  had 
been  returned  unclaimed.  The  Stated  Clerk  and  the  Chairman 
of  the  Judicial  Committee  were  instructed  to  continue  efforts 
to  contact  Rev.  Ben  T.  Harrop, 

Adoption  of  Minutes — The  minutes  of  this  session  and  that  of 
the  evening  session  of  October  21,  1943  were  read  and  approved. 

Adjournment — The  closmg-  prayer  was  led  by  the  Moderator, 
in  wdiich  special  petition  was  offered  for  the  recovery  of  Rev.  A. 
Julian  Warner.  After  the  closing  prayer  Presbytery  adjourned 
to  meet  in  the  Commonwealth  Church  at  10:00  A.  M.  on  January 
18,  1944. 

M.  R.  GIBSON,  Moderator 

J.  W.  STORK,  Permanent  Clerk 

B.  F.  YANDELL,  Acting  Assistant  Clerk 

W.  H.  JOHNSTON,  Stated  Clerk 


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PRESBYTERY 


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Commonwealth    Church — January    18,    1944 

Called  Meeting 
Charlotte  First   Church— March   27,   1944 

\6^th  Stated  Session 
Sharon  Church— April   18,   1944 

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Next  Stated  Session 
Philadelphia   Church — July   18,   1944 


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•  I>OCKET  SCHEDULE 


WINTER   MEETING 

Organization  of   Presbytery 
History  and   Memorials 
Reception      of       Ministers       and 

Candidates 
Calls    for    Pastors   and    Supplies 
Reports     of    Commissions    and 

Committees 

(a)  Stewardship 

(b)  Evangelism 

(c)  Records    of    Presbytery 

(d)  Resolutions 

(e)  Foreign   Missions 
Popular      Meeting     on     Foreign 

Missions 
Election     of     Commissioners     to 

General  Assembly 
New  and  Unfinished  Business 
Place  of  Next  Meeting 
Nominate   Moderator 
Adopt  Minutes 
Adjourn 

SPRING  MEETING 

Organization  of   Presbytery 
Communion  Service 
History    and    Memorials 
Reception  of  Ministers  and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports      of     Commissions     and 

Commmittees 

(a)  Woman's   Work 

(b)  Minister   and   His   Work 

(c)  Sessional    Records 

(d)  Synod's   Minutes 

(e)  Resolutions 

(f)  Presbytery's      Home     Mis- 
sions 

Popular  Meeting  on  Home  Mis- 
sions 

Reports  of  Treasurers  and  Trus- 
tees 

New  and  Unfinished  Business. 

Place  of   Next   Meeting 

Nominate    Moderator 

Adopt    Minutes 

Adjourn 


SUMMER  MEETING 

Organization   of  Presbytery 
History   and    Memorials 
Reception  of  Ministers  and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports    of    Commissions    and 

Committees 

(a)  Ch.  Ed.  and  Min.  Relief 

(b)  Sabbath  Observance 

(c)  Records   of    Presbytery 

(d)  Resolutions 

(e)  Religious    Education 
Popular    Meeting    on    Religious 

Education 
New   and   Unfinished   Business 
Place  of  Next  Meeting 
Nominate    Moderator 
Adopt   Minutes 
Adjourn 

FALL  MEETING 

Organization   of   Presbytery 
Communion    Service 
History  and   Memorials 
Reception    of    Ministers    and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
'•Reports     of     Commissions     and 

Committees 

(a)  Assembly's  Home  Missions 

(b)  Synod's  Home  Missions 

(c)  Minister  and  His  Work 

(d)  Bible    Cause 

(e)  Educational    Institutions 

(f)  Assembly's  Minutes 

(g)  Nominations 
(h)   Resolutions 

(i)  Orphans'    Home 
Popular     Meeting    on     Orphans' 

Home 
New  and  Unfinished  Business 
Place  of  Next  Meeting 
Nominate  Moderator 
Adopt  Minutes 
Adjourn 


The  Stated  Sessiv")n  of  Presbytery  convenes  at   10:00  A.  M. 
on  the  third  Tuesdjiy  in  each  quarter. 


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DIRECTORY 

Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely,  Moderator,  Winter  Meeting 
Rev.   Roy   E.   Watts,   Moderator,    Spring   Meeting 
Rev.  J.   Walton   Stewart,  Jr.,   Stated  Clerk   (1946) 
Rev.  J.  W.  Stork,   Permanent   Qerk    (1946) 
Rev.   Jno.   R".   Rosebro,  Assistant    Qerk    (1946) 
Rev.   R.  H.   Stone,  General   Secretary    (1947) 

TRUSTEES    OF    SCHOOLS   AND   COLLEGES 
Davidson — Elected  for  Four  Years  : 

1944—  Mr.  R.  A.  Dunn,  Charlotte ;  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr. 
1946_Mr.   W.   H.    Belk,    Charlotte;    Mr.   H.   W.    Moore,    Charlotte;    Mr. 
T.    S.    McPheeters,    Charlotte. 

Queens — Elected  for  Three  Years : 

1944— Mr.  H.  J.  Allison.  Charlotte;  Mr.  Harry  L.  Dalton,  Charlotte; 
Mr.  Peter  S.  Gilchrist,  Charlotte. 

1945 — "Kew.  Jas.  A.  Jones;  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker;  Mr.  Hunter  Marshall, 
Charlotte. 

1946 — Mr.  McAlister  Carson,  Charlotte ;  Mr.  James  J.  Harris,  Char- 
lotte;  Mr.  David  Ovens,  Chalotte ;  Mr.  Ivey  W.  Stewart,  Charlotte. 

Trustees   of  Presbytery: 

1944 — Mr.    W.    A.    Henderson,    Monroe. 
1945— Mr.    Neill   Y.    Pharr,    Charlotte. 
1946 — Mr.  John  James,  Charlotte. 

Commission  on  the   Minister  and   His   Work: 

Chairman — Rev.   John   A.    Redhead,   Jr. 

1944 — Rev.  John  A.   Redhead,   Jr.;    Mr.    Rufus  A.   Grier,   Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.    R.   H.    Stone;    Mr.    H.    B.    Patterson,    Charlotte. 
194^-Rev.   C.   G.    McClure ;    Mr.    R.   S.   Hutchinson,   Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE    COMMITTEES 
Home  Mission: 

Chairman — Rev.    Neill    R.    McGeachy 

1944— Rev.    J.    Walton    Stewart,    Jr.;    Rev.    J.    M.    Walker;    Rev.    R.    E. 

Watts;  Mr.  C.  A.  Bland.  Wadesboro;  Mr.  Nat  G.  Speir,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy;  Rev.  R.  A.  Young;  Rev.  Wm.  A.  Brown; 

Mr.  W.  H.  Belk,  Charlotte;   Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev.    John    A.    Redhead,    Jr.;    Rev.    Jas.    A.    Jones;    Rev.    Robert 

Turner;    Mr.   J.    P.    Robinson,    Charlotte;    Mr.    W.   A.    Henderson, 

Monroe. 

Religious   Education: 

Chairman — Rev.    M.    B.    Prince,   Jr. 

1944— Rev.    Neill    R.    McGeachy;    Rev.    G.    Dana    Waters;    Mr.    Thomas 

Graham,   Charlotte;    Mr.    R.   L.    Price,   Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.   M.   B.   Prince,  Jr.;   Rev.   C.   N.    Morrison;    Dr.    E.   H.   Hand, 

Pineville ;    Mr.   J.    B.   Kuykendall,    Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev.  Robert  Turner;   Rev.  Holmes  Rolston ;   Mr.  J.  Wm.   Thomp- 
son,  Charlotte ;   Mr.  A.   B.    Mackey,    Charlotte. 


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PERMANENT    COMMITTEES 

Advisory    Committee    to    the    General    Secretary: 

Chairman — Rev.  John  A.   Redhead,  Jr. 
1945_Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy;  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 
1946_Rev.    Chas.    M.    Boyd;    Rev.    John    A.    Redhead.    Jr.;    Mr.    W.    E. 
Price,    Charlotte. 


Assembly's    Home    Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.  John   R.   Rosebro. 

1944— Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor;   Mr.  E.   M.  Neel,  Rt.  3,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.    John    R'.    Rosebro;    Mr.    W.    D.    Loy,    Rt.    3,    Charlotte. 
1946— Rev.   John    C.   Grier ;    Mr.   John   D.    Elliott,    Charlotte. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr.    J.    P.    Robinson,    Charlotte. 
1944— Mr.    H.    H.    DeArmon,    Charlotte. 
1945— Mr.    J.    P.    Robinson,    Charlotte. 
1946— Mr.    G.    B.    Chapman,    Charlotte. 

Bible    Cause: 

Chairman — Rev.    Robert    F.    Boyd. 

1944— Rev.    W.    B.   Neill;    Mr.    C.    S.    Massey,   Waxhaw. 
1945— Rev.  Robert  F.  Boyd;  Mr.  J.  C.  Kuck,  Rt.  1,  Charlotte. 
1946— Rev    W.   T.    Smith;    Mr.   J.    M.    Russell,    Newell. 


Christian    Education    and    Ministerial    Relief: 

Chairman — Rev.    Holmes    Rolston. 

1944 — ^R'ev.    F.    R.    McAlister;    Mr.    Jas.    W.    Armstrong,    Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.    Holmes    Rolston;    Dr.    R.    H.    Lafferty,    Charlotte. 
1946— Rev.  J.    L.   Griggs;    Mr.   W.  T.   Dunlap,   Charlotte. 

Educational    Institutions:  _ 

Chairman — Rev.   James  A.  Jones. 

1944 — Dr.   Oren    Moore,    Charlotte;    Mr.    McAlister    Carson,    Charlotte. 
1945 — Rev.   James   A,  Jones ;    Mr.   Geo.    E.   Wilson,    Charlotte. 
1946— Rev.  W.   I.  Howell,  Jr.;   Mr.  C.  B.   Choate,  R.  3,  Charlotte. 

Evangelism: 

Chairman — Rev.    Samuel    M.    Inm.an. 

1944— Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely;  Mr.  Nat  C.  White,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.    B.    F.    Yandell;    Mr.    Thomas    M.    Glasgow,    Charlotte. 
1946— Rev.    S.    M.    Inman;    Mr.    Herbert    C.    Alexander,    Charlotte. 


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Examinations: 

1.  Experimental     Piety — The     Moderator. 

2.  Academic  Studies—  1944,  Rev.  W.  R.  Buhler ;  1945,  Rev.  M.  R. 
Gibson;    1946,   Rev.  W.   H.    Frazer. 

3.  Languages — 194^1 — Rev.  J.  L.  Russell;  1945,  Rev,  George  Houck; 
1946,    Rev.    S.    M.    Inman. 

4.  Natural  and  Exact  Sciences — 1944,  Rev.  P.  H.  Gwynn,  Jr.;  1945, 
Rev.  Paul  P.  Thrower;    1946,   Rev.   Robert   F.   Boyd. 

5.  Mental  and  Moral  Philosophy— 1944,  Rev.  J.  S.  Nisbet;  1945,  Rev. 
R.  E.  Watts;   1946,  Rev.  C  G.  McClure. 

6.  English  Bible,  Ethics,  Logic,  and  Rhetoric — 1944,  Rev.  James  A. 
Jones;   1945— Rev.  J.  W.  Stork;  1946,  Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely. 

7.  Church  History— 1944,  Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely;  1945,  R^v.  C.  D. 
Whiteley;    1946,    Rev.   Neill    R.    McGeachy. 

8.  Theology— 1944,  Rev.  Chas.  M.  Boyd,  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs;  1945— 
Rev.  R.  A.  Young,  Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander;  1946.  Rev.  C.  D.  Whitely, 
Rev.   Holmes    Rolston. 

9.  Church  Government  and  the  Sacraments — 1944,  Rev.  Wm.  A.  Brown, 
Rev.    F.   C   Debele;    1945,   Rev.    Robt.   F.    Boyd,   Rev.   W.    B.   Neill; 

1946,   Rev.   R.   A.   Young,   Rev.   A.   W.    Shaw. 

10.    Thesis,  Exergesis,  and  Popular  Lecture — 1944,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone;  1945, 
Rev.  Holmes   Rolston;   1946,   Rev.   R.   E.   Watts. 

Foreign  Missions:  ' 

Chairman — Rev.    C.    H.    Little. 

1944— Rev.   B.  F.  Yandell ;   Dr.  Oren   Moore,  Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.   D.   K.   Snyder;    Mr.   A.    S.    Cathey,   Paw   Creek. 
1946— Rev.  C.  H.  Little;  Mr.  J.  N.  StribUng,  Charlotte. 

Nominations : 

Chairman — Rev.    Holmes    Rolston. 

1944— Rev.  J.  W.  Grier ;  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone;  Dr.  Oren   Moore,  Charlotte. 

1945— Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander.  Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.;  Mr.  W.  Reid 

Garrison,   Rt.  7,   Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev.  Holmes   Rolston;  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker;   Mr.  Hunter   Marshall, 

Charlotte. 

Orphans'   Home: 

Chairman — Rev.   J.    C.    Grier. 

1944— Rev.   J.    C.    Grier;    Mr.   J.    P.    Sifford,   Albemarle. 
1945— Rev.  Neill  R".  McGeachy;  Mr.  J.  C  Crowell,  Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev.    G.    Dana    Waters ;    Mr.    David    Ovens,    Charlotte. 

Sabbath    Observance: 

Chairman — Rev.    A.    W.    Shaw. 

1944— Rev.   A.    W.    Shaw;    Mr.    E.    G.    Cochrane,    Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.    A.    T.    Taylor;    Mr.    R.    L.    Willis,    Rt.    9,    Charlotte. 
1946— Rev.   Q.    N.    Huneycutt ;    Mr.    L.    S.    Boyd,    Charlotte. 


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Stewardship: 

Chairman — Rev.    Chas.    M.    Boyd. 
■  194^1 — Rey     Q     N.    Morrison ;    Dr.    Thos.    D.    Sparrow,    Charlotte. 
1945 — Mr.    Herbert    C    Alexander,    Charlotte;    Mr.    W.    H,    Abernathy, 

Charlotte. 
1946— Rev.    Chas.    M.    Boyd;    Mr.   W.    E.    Price,    Charlotte. 

Synod's    Home    Missions: 

Convener — Rev.    F.    C.    Debele. 

1944— Rev.  A.  A.  Walker ;  Mr.  L.  S.  Boyd.  Charlotte. 

1945— *Rev.  W.  I.  Howell,  Jr.;   Mr.  John  A.  Kirk,   Rt.  7    Charlotte. 

1946— Rev.    F.    C.    Debele;    Mr.    R.    B.    Collins,    Charlotte. 

Women's    Work: 

Chairman — Rev.    J.    M.    Walker. 

1944 — Rev.    C.    N.    Morrison;    Mr.    G.    B.    Chapman,    Charlotte. 
1945— Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt;   Mr.  Robt.  S.  Hutchison,  Charlotte. 
1946— Rev.  J.   M.  Walker;   Mr.  W.    M.   Boyles,  Charlotte. 

SPECIAL  COMMITTEES 

Defense    Service    Council: 

Chairman — Rev.    James    A.    Jones. 

Rev.  James   A.  Jones,   Rev.   John   A.   Redhead,   Jr.;    Rev.   R.    H.    Stone. 

Location    and    Relbcation    of    Churches: 

Chairman — Rev.    James    A.    Jones. 

Rev.  James  A.  Jones;  Rev.  Robert  Turner;  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone;  Rev. 
R.  A.  Young ;  Mr.  R.  S.  Hutchinson,  Charlotte ;  Mr.  E.  E  Jones, 
Charlotte;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte;  Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy; 
Rev.   M.   B.   Prince.  Jr. 


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ROLL  OF  MINISTERS 


1.  M.  E.  Sentelle,  D.  D. 

2.  G.  P.  Stevens 

3.  J.  W.  Grier 

4.  R.   J.    Mclllwaine 

5.  C.   H.  Little 

6.  R.  S.  Burwell,  D.  D. 

7.  J.    G.    Garth 

8.  J.  W.  Stork,  D.  D. 

9.  R.  H.   M.   Brown 

10'.  J.    M.    Walker,    D.    D. 
n.  W.  H.  Frazer.  D.  D. 

12.  Q.   N.   Huneycutt,   Th. 

13.  T.   F.   Huneycutt 

14.  M.  E.  Peabody 

15.  W.  B.  S.  Chandler 

16.  A.  A.  Walker,  D.  D. 

17.  C   C.   Beam 

18.  S.   B.    McLean 

19.  W.    H.   Johnston 

20.  J.   C.  McGehee 

21.  B.   F.  Yandell 

22.  W.  C.  Copeland 
2Z.  J.  C.  Grier 

24.  T.    R.  Alexander 

25.  A.  T.  Taylor 

26.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 
2^ .  H.    C.    Carmichael 

28.  W.  A  Nicholson 

29.  W.  B.   Neill 

30.  A.  H.  Eraser 

31.  M.   R.   Gibson 

32.  C.  D.  Whiteley,  D.  D. 
2>Z.  R.  A.  Young,  D.  D. 

34.  Ch,as.  M.  Boyd,  D.  D. 

35.  Julian   S.    Sibley,   D.   D 
^(i.  A.  H.  Key 

37.  E.  V.   Wiley 

38.  Leonard  T.   Gill 

39.  Alfred  L.  Roberts 

40.  W.  L  Howell,  Jr. 

41.  D.  K.  Snyder 


42.  John  A.  Readhead,Jr.,   D.   D. 

43.  W.  C  C.  Foster 

44.  W.   C    Smith 

45.  J.  C.  Neville 

46.  Ben  T.  Harrop 

47.  Thomas  H.  Mitchell 

48.  C.    N.    Morrison 

49.  W.  T.   Smith 

50.  Hunter   B.   Blakeley,   D.   D. 

51.  James  A.  Jones,  D.  D. 

52.  H.  L.   Reaves 

D.  53.  J.  S.  Nisbet,  D.  D. 

54.  J.   L.   Russell  ^ 

55.  W.    R.    Buhler 

56.  Jno.  R.  Rosebro,  D.  D. 

57.  A.  W.   Shaw 
58:  F.   R.   McAlister 

59.  Neill  R.  McGeachy 

60.  R.  H.  Stone 

61.  R.   E.   Watts 

62.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr. 

63.  Wm.  A.  Brown 

64.  P.  H.  Gwynn,  Jr.,  Ph.  D. 

65.  W.  A.  Alexander,  D.  D. 

66.  E.  L.  Flanagan 

67.  L.  L.  Little,  D.  D. 

68.  Paul  P.  Thrower 

69.  J.    L.    Griggs 

70.  Holmes    Rolston,  D.   D. 

71.  Robert   F.   Boyd 

72.  Robert   Turner 

73.  G.  Dana  Waters 

74.  F.  C  Debele,  Jr. 

75.  Charles    G.    McClure 

76.  Samuel  M.  Inman 

77.  George  F.  Houck 

78.  J.  O.  Mann 

79.  H.  E.  Carter 

80.  F.  Clyde  Pratt 

81.  Jonas   Barclay 

82.  Carl   G.  Howie 


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Churches  Clerk  of  Session 

Albemarle    First    David    M.    Monow 

1029  E.  Main  St. 
Albemarle,  N.  C. 

Albemarle  Second W.  H.  Boj^ce 

Albemarle,  N.  C. 

Altan    J.  B.  Yarbiough 

Rt.  4,  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Amay  James   Edgar  Goodwin 

504   Boundry 
Charlotte.    N.    C. 

Amity   1.  C.  Kuck 

Rt.   1,   Cha.lotte,   N.   C. 

Badin    L.  A.  Fesperman 

Badin,  N.   C. 

Banks J.  S.  Harvey 

Rt.  3,  Waxhaw,  N.  C. 

Benton    Heights    J.   Carl   Williams 

Rt.  2,  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Bethany Jno.  Rodwell 

Rt.  4,  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Bethel    W.  J.  Knox 

Huntersville,    N.    C. 

Bethlehem    ___!.    D.    Crowell 

Rt.  1,  Indian  Trail,  N.C. 

Beulah    J.    P.    Belk 

Rt.  1,  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Biscoe J.  W.   Ewing 

Biscoe,  N.  C. 

Brainerd    D.  E.  Blue 

East  Rockingham,  N.C. 

Caldwell   Memorial 'R.  B.  Collins 

339   Clement    Ave. 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Camden    J.    F.    Hooks 

Rt.  3,  Wadesboro,  N.C. 

Cameronian    C.    W.    McLendon 

Pee  Dee  Mill,  Rt.  1 
Rockingham.  N.  C. 


Treasurer 

0.  G.  Whitley 
1044  Pee  Dee  Ave. 
Albemarle,  N.  C. 

C.  O.  Josey 
Park  Ave. 
Albemarle,    N.    C. 

G.   W.    Griffin 

Rt.   4,    Monroe,   N.   C. 

Ross  Re  id 
Rt.  4,  Box  155 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

James  Sample 

Rt.  2,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

S.  E.  Beck 
Badin.   N.   C. 

M.    C.   Cunningham 

Rt.  3,  Waxhaw,  N.  C. 

L.  C.  Newton 
Gen.   Delivery 
Monroe,   N.   C. 

W.  L.  Rape 

Rt.  4,  Monroe,  N.  C. 

H.  B.  Knox 
Davidson,  N.  C. 

1.  D.   Crowell 

Rt.  1,  Indian  Trail,  N.  C. 

J.  P.  Belk 

Rt.  1,  Monroe,  N.  C. 

J.  Edgar  Maness 
Biscoe,  N.  C. 

Mis.  J.  U.  Thrower 

Box   31 

East   Rockingham,  N.   C. 

D.  E,.  Hipp 
1019  W.  6th  St. 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Miss   Ethel  Hildreth 
Rt.  3.  Wadesboro,  N.  C. 

J.  M.  Bethune 

Rt.  3,  Rockingham,  N.  C. 


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Churches 

Camp  Greene 

Candor    


Central  Steele  Creek  . 


Charlotte  First 


Clerk   of   Session 

.C.  F.  McPherson 
301  W.  Palmer 
Charlotte,  2,  N.   C. 

-D.  C.  Ewing,  Jr. 
Candor,  N.  C. 

.R.  R.  Grier 
Rt.  3,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

-H.   C.  Alexander 
Box  1413 
Charlotte,   1,   N.   C. 


Charlotte  Second J.   T.   Porter 

1207  S.   Blvd. 
Charlotte,   N.    C. 


Commonwealth 


Community  __. 


Cooks    Memorial 


.VV.  W.  Kiser 
Rt.  2,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

-John  Cox 
Rockingham.  N.   C. 

.R.  F.   Dunn 
Rt.  9,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 


Cornelius     . W.   C.   Blakely 

N.    Main   St. 
Cornelius,    N.    C. 

Ellerbe  First T.  H.  McRae 

Ellerbe,  N.  C. 

Hawley  Memorial Dr.  J,   M.  Boyce 

Polkton,  N.  C. 

Hamlet  First  S.  O.   Bauersfeld 

Hamlet,    N.    C. 

Hopewell    Toe  L.  Puckett 

Huntersville.  N.  C. 

Huntersville  John  R.  Barnette 

Huntersville,  N.  C. 

Indian  Trail E.  J.  Stinson 

Indian  Trail,  N.  C. 

Lee    Park  ' Grady   Williams 

Rt.  3,  Monroe,  N.  C. 


Lilesville 


Ben  R'.  Wall 
Lilesville,  N.   C. 


Treasurer 

G.  T.  Woodside 
2201  Greene  St. 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

H.   Page    McAulay 
Candor.   N.   C. 

T.    M.    Blackwelder 
Rt.  1,  Pineville,  N.  C. 

W.  N.  Ward 

1934  Crescent  Ave. 

Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Mrs.  J.as.  T.  Porter 
1207   So.   Blvd. 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

E.  F.  Cail 

3921  Commonwealth  Ave. 

Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Pink  Sutton 
Rockingham,  N.  C. 

W.  O.   Rozzelle 

Rt.  9,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Frank    Washam 
Catawba  Ave. 
Cornelius,  N.  C. 

W.  S.  McRae 
Ellerbe,  N.  C. 

Mrs.    Ed    Billingsley 
Polkton,  N.  C. 

C.  M.  Pepper 

303   Henderson   St. 

Hamlet,  N.  C. 

J.    M.   Blythe 

Rt.  9,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

J.  B.  Monteith 

Rt.  2,  Huntersville,  N.  C. 

Thad  Biggers 
Indian  Trail,  N,   C. 

J.  H.  Baker 
112  S.  Hayne 
Monroe,  N.  C. 

Mrs.  E.  L.  Wall 
Lilesville.  N.  C. 


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Churches  Clerk  of  Session 

Locust   T.  M.  Hartsell 

Rt.  2,  Stanfield,  N.  C. 

Macedonia    Daniel  J.   McCaskill 

Box  270,  Candor,  N.  C. 

Mallard   Creek   .W.  B.   Bingham 

Rt.  7,  Box  612 
Charlotte,  N.  C 

Marshville     E.  E.   Marsh,  Sr. 

Elm   St. 
Marshville,   N.    C. 

Marks  Creek  __ -_W.   A.    Wilkes 

Cognac,  N.  C. 

Marston    .. A.  W.  McKay 

Marston,   N.   C. 

Matthews    G.   C.   Alexander 

Rt.  1,  Matthews,  N.  C 

McGee   N.   C.   Long 

314  N.  Hoskin  Ave. 
Charlotte.  N.  C 

McLean   W.  M.  Lovin 

Rt.  1,  Ellerbe,  N.  C. 

Monroe  First W.    A.    Henderson 

Monroe,  N.  C. 

Morgan  Memorial Rafe   Williams 

Rt.  2,  Stanfield,  N.  C. 

Morven    W.  E.  Steagall 

Morven,  N.  C. 

Mt.    Carmel   . Lee   Mclnnis 

Rt.   1,  Ellerbe,  N.   C. 

Mt.   Gilead  R.  L.  Martin 

Mt.   Gilead,  N.  C. 

Mulberry L.  A.  Marshall 

Rt.  5,  Charlotte,  N.  C 

Myers  Park A.  J.  Beall 

Commercial  Bank  Bldg. 
Charlotte,   N.    C. 

Nevin    Tohn   Stewart 

•Rt.  7,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Newell    S.  B.  Wilson 

Newell,  N.  C 


Treasurer 

T.   M.  Hartsell 

Rt.  2.  Stanfield,  N.  C. 

Daniel  McCaskill 

Box  270,   Candor,  N.  C 

Vester    McLaughlin 
Rt.  7,  Box  644 
Charlotte,  5,   N.  C. 

Miss  Ora  Lee 
Marshville,   N.    C. 

H.  C  McRae 

Rt.  1,  Hamlet,  N.  C. 

W.    D.    McKay 
Marston,  N.  C. 

J.  W.  Russell 
Matthews,  N.  C. 

A.  M.  Cathey 
320  Hoskin  Ave. 

Charlotte,  N.  C. 

J.  D.  McLean 

Rt.  1,  Ellerbe.  N.  C. 

D.  B.  Gettys 
Monroe,  N.  C. 

A.  R.  Williams 

Rt.  2,  Stanfield,  N.  C. 

R.  M.  Hardison 
Morven,   N.    C. 

W.  A.    Mclnnis 

Rt.   1,  Ellerbe,  N.  C 

R.  L.  Martin 
Mt.  Gilead,  N.  C 

W.   M.   Berryhill 

Rt.  5,  Charlotte,  N.  C 

C.  B.  Ross 

2338  Roswell  Ave.. 

Charlotte,  4,  N.  C 

J.  W.  Gettys 

Rt.  7,  Charlotte,  N.  C 

Wilbur   Yerton 

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Churches  Clerk  of   Session  Treasurer 

Norman   C.  E.   Martin  C.   E.    Martin 

Norman,  N.  C  Norman.  N.   C 

North  Charlotte B.  B.  Young:  S.  G.   McLellan 

810  E.  36th   St.  828  E.  36th  St. 

Charlotte.    N.    C  Charlotte.  N.  C. 

Norwood T.   H.    McSwain  Miss  Va.  Barnhart 

Norwood,  N.  C.  Norwood,  N.   C. 

Oakboro    E.  O.  Ross  Miss  Viola   Ross 

Box  196,  Oakboro,  N.C.  Box  196,  Oakboro,  N.  C. 

Pagel.and \  E.  Clark  Dr.  A.   L.   Munn 

Pageland,    S.    C.  Pageland,   N.   C. 

Paw    Creek    R.   W.   Summerville         Wm.   A.    Cathey 

Rt.  6,  Charlotte,  N.  C.     Chadwick    Station 

Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Peachland    '^.  V.   Howell 

Peachland,   N.    C. 

Pee   Dee    J.  V.  Ussery  Mrs.  W.  C.  Ussery 

Rt.  3,  Mt.  Gilead,  N.  C.  Rt.  3,  Mt.  Gilead,  N.  C. 

Philadelphia ^   W.    Morris  Clifford  McLean 

Rt.  3,  Matthews,  N.  C     Rt.  1,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Pineville    W.   A.    Rogers  R.  C.  Hair 

Pineville,   N.   C.  Pineville,   N.   C. 

Plaza    , C.  A.  Kirkpatrick  J.   L.   Fesperman 

1315    Matheson  3908  Monroe  Rd. 

Charlotte,    N.    C.  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Pleasant  Hill T.   F.   Carothers  C.    C.    Carothers 

Rt.    1,    Pineville,    N.    C.  Rt.   1,  Pineville,  N.  C 

Providence     F.   B.   Kuykendal  Oliver    Howard 

Rt.  1,  Matthews,  N.  C.   Rt.  3,  Waxhaw,  N.  C 

Ramah     T.  G.  Caldwell  C.  D.  Bradford 

Rt.  1,  Huntersville,  N.C.  Rt.  1,  Huntersville.  N.  C. 

Rehoboth    E.   J.    Simms 

Rt.  2,  Waxhaw,  N.  C. 

Roberdell    W.   T.   Wicker  Mrs.  A.  L.  Gordon 

Roberdell,  N.  C.  Roberdell,   N.   C. 

Robinson   T^erry  C.  Hood  Howard  Brawley 

R't.  1,  Harrisburg,  N.  C.   Rt.  8,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Rockingham    First    T.  D.  Cameron  M..  C.  McLeod 

Rockingham,   N.   C.  Rockingham,  N.  C. 


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Churches  Clerk   of  Session  Treasurer 

Rourk i.   C.   Watson  A.  M.  Blakley 

Rt.  3,  Rockingham,  N.C.  R't.  3,  Rockingham,  N.  C. 

St.  Andrews J.  W.  Cruig  A.  A.  Clark 

2121  Rozells  Feny  Rd.  Rt.  5,  Charlotte,  N.   C. 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

St.    Paul    J.  D.  Woodside  T.    Mack   Hill 

1801    Plaza  1715  Plaza 

Charlotte,  N.  C.  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Salem   ^-George  Watts  Mrs.   L.  T.  Gill 

Rt.  1,  Pageland,  S.  C.  Box  197,  Pageland,  S.  C 

Selwyn   Avenue    B.    S.    Gray  Dr.   W.   P.  Weeks 

3012    Selwyn    Ave.  2717  Picardy  PL 

Charlotte.  N.  C  Charlotte.  N.  C. 

Sharon   H.   B.   Hunter  E.  F.  Smith  / 

Marsh  Rd.  Rt.  3,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 
Charlotte.    N.    C. 

Siler    Avery  Plyler  Carr  Price 

Waxhaw,  N.   C.  Rt.   5.    Monroe,  N.   C. 

Six  Mile  Creek J.   R.   Perry  J.    R.    Perry 

15    Academy    St.  15  Academy  St. 

Ft.  Mill,  S.  C.  Ft.  Mill,  S.  C. 

Steele   Creek   Rufus   A.    Giier  Otto   C   Brown 

Rt.  3.  Charlotte,  3,  N.  C.  Rt.  3,  Charlotte,  3,  N.  C. 

Stephenson Frank  Kimibrell 

Indian  Trail,  N.  C. 

Sugaw    Creek    J.  P.  Robinson  Z.  V.  Kiser 

1324  Biltmore   Dr.  Rt.  7,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Tabernacle    Oscar  Efird  C   C.   Moore 

Marshville,  N.   C.  Rt.  2,  Marshville,  N.  C. 

Tenth   Avenue    A.  B.  Mackey  A.    R.    Pegram 

616  Mt.  Vernon  Ave.  2049  Greenway 

Charlotte,  3,  N.  C.  Charlotte.  N.  C. 

Thomasboro    H.   P.   Cathey  M.   R.   Moore 

322  Hovis  Cr.  Rt.  5,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 
Charlotte,    N.    C. 

Troy 1 C.   N.   Eckerson  C.   W.    Safrit 

Troy,  N.  C.  Troy.  N.  C. 

Turner    T.  C.  Richardson  D.  E.  Glenn 

Rt.  5,  Monroe,  N.  C.  Rt.   5,    Monroe,   N.   C. 


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Churches  "^  Clerk  of   Session  Treasurer 

Unionville    J.   Fred   Medlin  Dan  S.  Davis 

Rt.  2,  Monroe.  N.  C.        Unionville,  N.  C. 

Wadesboro C.  A.  Bland  Mis.    Chase    Baughn 

West  Ave.  Wadesboro,  N.  C. 
Wadesboro,  N.  C. 

Walkersville    S.  H.  McCain  H.  L.  Strawn 

Rt.  2,  Waxhaw,  N.  C.     Rt.  2,  Waxhaw,  N.  C. 

Waxhaw    T.  R.  Nisbet  T.  R.  Nisbet 

Waxhav^^,  N.  C  Waxhaw^,  N.  C. 

West   Avenue   R.  L.  Smith  Richard    Wilkinson 

2339  Morton  St.  513   Grandin   Rd. 

Charlotte,  N.  C.  Charlotte.  N.  C. 

Westminster    H.  G.  Robinson  H.   Harold  Thompson 

1418   Kenilv^orth  2135  Avondale  Ave. 

Charlotte,  N.  C.  Charlotte.  N.  C. 

Williams  Memorial T.  I.  Hutchison  E.  L.  McCornell 

Rt.  9,  Charlotte,  N.  C.     Rt.  9,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Wilmore    H.   K.   Youngblood  H.  K.  Youngblood 

508  Spruce  508    Spruce 

Charlotte,  N.  C.  Charlotte.  N.  C. 


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The  One  Hundred  Sixty-Third  Stated 
Session  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery 

The  PresDytery  of  Mecklenburg  met  in  its  One  Hundred 
Sixty-third  Stated  Session  in  the  Commonwealth  Church,  Char- 
lotte, N.  C,  at  10:00  A.  M.  on  Tuesday,  January  18,  1944.  The 
court  was  called  to  order  by  the  Moderator,  Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson; 
and  the  opening  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev.  Wm.  A.  Brown. 
The  retiring  moderator  then  preached  a  sermon  from  the  text,  II 
Corinthians  5  :7. 

The  Roll — The  following  were  present  and  were  enrolled : 

Ministers— G.  P.- Stevens,  J.  W.  Grier,  C.  H.  Little,  J.  G.  Garth,  J.  W. 
Stork,  J.  M.  Walker,  W.  H.  Frazer,  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  W.  H.  Johnson, 
B.  F.  Yandell,  J.  C.  Grier,  W.  G.  Thomas,  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  W.  B.  Neili, 
M.  R.  Gibson,  R.  A.  Young,  C.  M.  Boyd,  J.  S.  Sibley,  A.  H.  Key,  E.  V. 
Wiley,  L.  T.  Gill,  W.  I.  Howell.  Jr.,  D.  K.  Snyder,  J.  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  J.  E. 
Mcjunkin,  C.  N.  Monison,  W.  T.  Smith,  H.  B.  Blakely,  Jas.  A.  Jone^, 
H.  L.  Reaves,  W.  R.  Buhler,  Jno.  R.  Rosebro,  A.  W.  Shaw,  F.  R.  McAlis- 
ter,  Neill  R.  McGeachy,  R.  H.  Stone,  R.  E.  Watts,  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr., 
Wm.  A.  Brown.  W.  A.  Alexander,  Paul  P.  Thrower,  J.  L.  Griggs,  Holmes 
Rolston,  Robt.  F.  Boyd,  Robert  Turner,  G.  Dana  Waters,  F.  C.  Debele, 
Jr.,  C.  G.  McCluie,  S.  M.  Inman,  Geo.  F.  Houck,  J.  O.  Mann,  H.  E.  Carter, 
F.  Clyde  Pratt.— 53. 

Ruling  Elders — R.  B.  Lowder,  Albemarle  First;  John  Kuck,  Amity; 
H.  G.  Tonence,  Bethel;  R.  B.  Helms,  Bethlehem;  W.  E.  Price,  Caldwell 
Memorial ;  J.  C.  Munn.  Candor ;  Thos.  P.  Graham,  Charlotte  First ;  H.  F. 
Wolfe,  Charlotte  Second ;  W.  H.  DeLamater,  Commonwealth ;  C.  G.  Pep- 
per, Hamlet;  J.  Boyd  Monteith,  Huntersville  ;  E.  J.  Stinson,  Indian  Trail; 
Daniel  J.  McCaskill,  Macedonia;  Fred  R.  Johnson,  Mallard  Creek;  Her- 
bert Warlick,  Matthews  ;  W.  C.  Correll,  Monroe  First ;  D.  H.  Dunn,  Mul- 
berry; Hunter  Marshall,  Myers  Park;  B.  B.  Young,  North  Charlotte; 
R.  B.  Winchester.  Norwood;  H.  B.  Forbis,  Philadelphia;  J.  R.  Miller, 
Pineville ;  C.  T.  Stewart,  Plaza ;  L.  M.  Rea.  Providence ;  C.  G.  Black, 
Ramah ;  W.  W.  Faires,  Robinson ;  R.  W.  Blackwelder,  St.  Andrews ; 
Ralph  F.  Kiser.  St.  Paul;  James  O.  Brown,  Selwyn  Avenue;  H.  Q.  Kirk- 
patrick,  Sharon:  R.  A.  Plyler,  Siler ;  E.  M.  Neel,  Steele  Creek;  J.  C.  Alex- 
ander, Sugaw  Creek ;  J.  M.  Davenport,  Tenth  Avenue ;  W.  R.  Price, 
Thomasboro ;  C.  H.  Ferguson,  Wadesboro ;  A.  J.  Belk.  Waxhaw ;  V.  F. 
Alexander.  West  Avenue;  G.  D.  Aitken,  Westminster;  Ervin  Hutchison, 
Williams   Memorial. — 40. 

Visiting  Brethren — The  following-  were  introduced  to  Pres- 
l:)ytery  and  invited  to  sit  with  us  as  visiting  brethren  :  Rev.  J.  E. 
Flowe,   Concord    Presbytery;    Rev.   John   Ricks,   Concord   Pres- 


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bytery;  Rev.  Jonas  Barclay,  Orange  Presbytery;  Rev.  C.  C.  Mc- 
Neill, Savannah  Presbytery;  Rev.  S.  C.  Farrior,  Wilmington 
Presbytery ;  Rev.  Coyte  Hunter,  Kings  Mountain  Presbytery. 

Committee  on  Arrangements — The  Committee  on  Arrange- 
ments presented  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows  : 
We  would  suggest  that  the  printed  docket  be  followed  at  the  con- 
venience of  the  Court,  that  11  :45  A.  M.  be  set  as  the  time  for  the  popular 
meeting  on  Foreign  Missions,  take  recess  for  lunch  at  12  :J0  t.  ivi.,  re- 
convene at  1  :30  P.   M.  and  adjourn  at  will. 

Respeciiuliy   suomitted, 

F.   C.  DEBELE,  JR.,  Chairman 

DOCKET 

PRESBYTERY  OF  MECKLENBURG 

One    Hundred    Sixty-third    Stated    Session 

Commonwealth    Presbyterian    Church 

Charlotte,    North    Carolina 

Tuesday,  January  18,  1944 — 10:00  A.  M. 

1.  Opening    Sermon — Rev.    M.    R.    Gibson,    Retiring    Moderator 

2.  History   of   the    Commonwealth    Church 

3.  Memorial,  Rev.  W.  C.  Underwood,  by  Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr. 

4.  Enrollment,    Members   of   Presbytery   and   "Visiting   Brethren" 

5.  Election  of   Moderator — Rev.   Hunter    B.   Blakely,   Nominee 

6.  Report    of   Committee   on   Arrangements — Rev.    F.    C.    Debele 

7.  Appointment    of    Standing    Committees : 

(1)  Bills    and   Overtures 

(2)  Judicial   Business 

(3)  Records    of    Presbytery 

(4)  Resolutions 

8.  Communications 

9.  Reception   of    Ministers 

10:     Foreign    Mission    Program — Rev.    C.    H.    Little,    Chairman 

11.  Election    of    Commissioners    to   the    General   Assembly 

(First    Order    of    the    Afternoon    Session) 

12.  Reports    of    Commissions : 

(1)  Installation  of   Ministers: 

(a)  Rev.    H.    E.    Carter 

(b)  Rev.    G.    Dana    Waters    • 

(2)  Minister   and   His    Work— Rev.   John   A.   Redhead,  Jr. 

13.  Reports    of    Permanent    Committees : 

(1)  Evangelism — Rev.    Samuel   N.   Inman 

(2)  Foreign    Missions    (See    10',   above) 

(3)  Stewardship — Rev.    Chas.    M.    Boyd 

14.  Reports     of     Special     Committees : 

(1)  Christian    Education    Movement — Mr.    McAlister    Carson 

(2)  Defense    Service    Council — Rev.    Jas.    A.   Jones 

(3)  Location  of  Churches — Rev.  Jas.  A,  Jones 

15.  Reports    of    Standing    Committees:    (See    7,    above). 

16.  Unfinished    Business 

17.  New  Business 


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18.  Place   of   Next   Stated   Meeting,  April   18,   1944 

19.  Nomination  of  Moderator 

20.  Adoption   of    Minutes   and  Adjournment 

History  of  Commonwealth  Church — The  history  of  the  Com- 
monwealth Church  was  read  by  Rev.  F.  C.  Debele.  It  was 
adopted  and  is  as  follows : 

Under  the  leadership  of  the  late  Dr.  Charles  R.  Nisbet  the  Caldwell 
Memorial  Presbyterian  Church  was  for  several  years  conscious  of  the 
need  of  an  extension  work  in  Charlotte.  Their  attention  was  turned  to 
the  Chantilly  and  Oakhurst  sections  of  the  city  and  in  the  summer  of 
1939  a  survey  was  made  under  the  direction  of  Mr.  Alfred  Bixler  with 
a  view  to  establishing  a  mission  point.  The  Men's  Fellowship  Club  of 
the  church  undertook  the  project  of  securing  a  suitable  lot  and  the  Ses- 
sion of  the  Church  began  a  search  for  a  good  man  to  promote  the  work. 
The  result  of  all  this  effort  was  that  a  lot  was  purchased  and  the  Rev. 
H.  L.  Reaves,  a  former  missionary  to  China,  was  called  to  take  over 
this  new  work. 

Services  were  first  held  in  a  tent  beginning  the  first  Sunday  in  June, 
1940,  but  it  was  not  long  before  plans  were  made  for  a  building.  In  the 
summer  of  1940  Louis  Asbury  was  commissioned  to  draw  the  plans  for  a 
Colonial  church  with  a  basement  for  Sunday  School  rooms  and  kitchen. 
The  plans  of  the  church  were  met  with  much  encouragement  and  many 
promises  of  support  were  made.  Mr.  W.  H.  Belk  donated  the  brick 
for  the  building  and  Mr.  W.  E.  Love  gave  the  roofing  as  a  memorial  to 
his  father.  Bids  were  sought  on  the  building  but  all  were  too  high. 
Finally  Mr.  M.  R.  Ritch,  a  member  of  the  Caldwell  Memorial  Presby- 
terian Church,  agreed  to  build  a  church  on  a  basis  of  actual  cost  without 
charge  for  his  services.  The  following  served  on  the  building  committee  : 
Mr.  J.  O.  Jones,  chairman;  the  late  Mr.  Z.  V.  Linker,  treasurer;  Mr. 
M.  R.  Collins.  Mr.  M.  A.  Pearce,  Mr.  Reginald  Price,  Mr.  J.  I.  Chapman, 
Mr.  R.  Fred  Dunn  and  the  Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves. 

Ground  was  broken  with  appropriate  ceremonies  on  Sunday,  October 
13.  Excavations  were  completed  the  following  week  and  the  first  brick 
was  laid  for  the  new  building  on  October  21.  The  work  on  the  Church 
progressed  rapidly  from  this  point  and  by  November  24  it  was  possible 
to  hold  a  service  in  the  basement.  Soon  the  church  auditorium  was 
ready  for  use  though  not  complete,  however  this  work  was  finished  in 
the  winter  of  1943. 

A  petition  to  organize  the  church,  signed  by  47  members,  was  pre- 
sented to  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  at  its  fall  meeting  in  1940,  and  a  com- 
mission was  appointed  to  organize  the  church.  This  commmission  was 
composed  of  the  following  members  of  the  Presbytery,  the  late  Dr.  C.  R. 
Nisbet.  Dr.  W.  W.  Akers,  the  Rev.  H.  K.  Holland,  Dr.  J.  G.  Garth,  the 
Rey.  W.  H.  Johnston,  the  Rev.  H.  L.  Reaves  and  Elders  D.  H.  Johnston, 
Thomas  Glasgow  and  AV.  E.  Price.  This  commission  met  with  the  con- 
gregation January  12,  1941  and  voted  to  organize  the  church.  The  elec- 
tion of  officers  was  postponed  until  a  later  date  and  the  charter  member- 
ship was  left  open  until  February  16.  At  the  time  of  the  closing-  of  this 
membership    there   were  56   enrolled.  ' 


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On  Sunday  morning,  May  18,  an  election  was  held  and  the  following 
ofticers  were  elected:  Mr,  J.  W.  Lowery  and  Mr.  W.  W.  Kiser  to  the 
office  of  elder  and  Mr.  R.  Fred  Dunn  and  Mr.  W.  H.  DeLamater  to 
the  office  of  deacon.  June  1,  1941  was  set  as  the  date  for  the  laying  of 
the  cornerstone  and  impressive  ceremonies  were  held  on  this  date  at 
3  o'clock  in  the  afternoon.  In  the  past  year  the  church  has  spent  about 
$6,000.00  in  beautifying  the  interior  of  the  building  and  installing  a  heat- 
ing system.  With  the  help  of  the  Home  Mission  committee  and  the 
Church  and  Manse  Erection  fund,  a  Manse  was  secured  in  the  spring 
of  1943.  Great  strides  have  been  made  in  reducing  the  debt  on  the 
Church  and  Manse. 

In  the  three  years  since  its  organization  the  church  has  made  steady 
progress  and  now  has  a  full  program  in  every  department.  The  Woman's 
Auxiliary  was  organized  November  19,  1940  with  sixteen  members  and 
has  played  a  leading  role  in  all  the  activities  of  the  church  since  that 
time.  Its  membership  now  numbers  45  and  there  are  two  circles.  Mrs. 
J,  B,  Gryder  is  the  president  and  under  her  leadership  the  auxiliary  has 
made  excellent  progress  in  the  past  year.  They  have  contributed  to  every 
benevolent  cause  of  the  church  and  in  addition  has  given  $250.00  to  the 
church  building  fund.  The  Sunday  School  is  now  under  the  capable 
and  devoted  leadership  of  Elder  W.  H.  DeLam.ater  and  has  an  enrollment 
of  194,  A  Worker's  Conference  is  held  each  month  and  the  average  at- 
tendance at  these  meetings  is  20.  In  April  1943,  a  Men's  Fellowship 
Club  was  organized  and  now  has  an  enrollment  of  30.  The  officers  of 
the  club  are  as  follows:  Pres.,  Mr.  E.  F.  Cail ;  V-Pres.,  Mr.  W.  C.  Hipp; 
Sec,  Mr.  John  M.  Ford  and  Treas.,  Mr.  Lee  F.  Shuford.  This  club  has 
a  monthly  supper  meeting,  and  is  closely  connected  with  the  church  in 
all  of  its  work.  The  Young  People  and  the  Pioneers  are  organized 
and  are  doing  good  work.  Mrs.  J.  W.  Lowery  is  the  adult  adviser  for 
the  Young  People  and  Mrs.  J.  L.  Key  and  Mrs.  H.  L.  Watwood  are  the 
leaders  of  the  Pioneers.  Each  group  is  largely  attended.  Five  young 
men  and  one  young  woman  have  answered  the  call  of  their  country  and 
have  gone   out  from  this  church  to  serve  the  nation. 

The  church  has  grown  steadily  in  the  past  year  and  now  has  123  active 
members  on  the  roll.  The  present  officers  of  the  church  are :  Elders, 
J.  W.  Lowery,  W.  H.  DeLamater.  O.  L.  Dellinger,  B.  L.  Lawing  and  W.  W. 
Kiser,  the  clerk ;  deacons,  R.  Fred  Dunn,  F.  W.  Collins,  R'.  L.  Carter,  B.  A. 
Sutton,  E.  F.  Cail  and  John  M.  Ford.  The  services  of  the  church  are 
greatly  beautified  by  two  excellent  volunteer  choirs.  The  adult  choir 
is  under  the  direction  of  Mrs.  D.  W.  Karr  and  the  Young  People's  choir 
is  under  the  direction  of  Mrs.  J.  W.  Lowery.  The  Pastor  of  the  church 
is  the  Rev  F.  C.  Debele,  Jr.,  who  accepted  the  call  of  the  church  in  Octo- 
ber,  1942. 

The  people  of  Commonwealth  Presbyterian  Church  have  been  blest  of' 
God  with  many  friends.  Daily  the  church  is  remembered  before  the 
throne  of  Grace  b}^  many.  Because  of  the  generosity  of  these  friends 
we  have  been  able  to  meet  all  our  needs.  We  are  full  of  joy  in  this  and 
because  of  this  and  the  manifst  love  and  care  of  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ 
we  press  on  to  fulfill  our  commission  to  preach  Christ  and  Him  crucified 
near  and  far,  remembering  always  the  words  of  the  Master,  "And  I,  if  I  be 
lifted  up,  will  draw  all  men  unto  Me." 


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Memorial — A  memorial  to  Rev.  W.  C.  Underwood,  read  by 
Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.,  was  adopted  by  a  rising  vote,  and 
prayer  for  the  family  of  Mr.  Underwood  was  offered  by  Rev. 
J.  S.  Sibley.     The  memorial  is  as  follows: 

WILLIAM   CLARENCE    UNDERWOOD 

William  Clarence  Underwood  was  born  in  Lowell,  North  Carolina, 
August  the  nineteenth,  1869.  His  p-aients  were  John  jJanie.  unaerwooQ 
and    Nancy   Jane    Holland. 

The  family  lived  in  Gaston  county,  attending  the  New  Hope  church 
until  Will  was  in  his  early  teens  when  they  moved  to  the  Hopewell  Sec- 
tion   where   they   attended   the    Hopewell    church. 

He  attended  a  school  in  Hunters ville  where  he  took  a  preparato-y 
course.  He  then  went  to  Davidson  College  from  which  he  graduated 
in  the  class  of  1895  with  a  Bachelor  of  Arts  Degree.  His  seminary 
training  was  taken  at  Union  Seminary,  partly  before  that  school  was 
moved  from  Hampden-Sydney,  and  partly  after  it  had  moved  to  Rich- 
mond, Virginia.  He  finished  the  Seminary  in  the  Class  of  1900  with  a 
Bachelor  of  Divinity  Degree.  It  was  necessary  for  him  to  finance  his 
own  trainig  which  he  did  by  acting  as  Stated  Supply  of  the  Appomattox 
Church  and  Group. 

He   was    licensed    by    West    Hanover    Presbytery   in    the    spring    of    1899 
and  ordained   by   Fort   Worth    Presbytery   on    May    15th,    1901. 
His  active  pastorates   were  as   follows : 

Stated    Supply— Second    Church,    Rock    Hill,    S.    C.    1900-01 

Pastor — Grandview    and    Itasca    churches,   Texas    1901-0- 

— Denmark  church,  Tenn.  (and  S.  S.  of  Saltillo  and 

Union    churches)    1902-05 

— Carrollton,     Miss 1905-12 

—Clio,  Ala.  1912-17 

—Alexander   City,  Ala.   1917-1^ 

— DeKalb,   Miss.   1919-20 

— Indian  Trail  and  Siler  churches  in   Mecklenburg 

Presbytery     N.    C.    1921-23 

—North    Charlotte    church,    Charlotte,    N.    C.    1924-28 

Will  Underwood  was  never  physically  strong.  When  in  college  and  in 
seminary  he  was  recognized  as  a  very  good  student.  Even  in  his  first 
years  in  the  ministry  he  was  considered  as  an  unusually  effective  preacher. 
But  his  physical  handicaps  prevented  the  full  development  of  those  talents 
with  which  he  was  endowed.  Early  in  the  nineteen-twenties  his  health 
began  to  fail.  Following  a  severe  attack  it  became  necessary  for  him 
to  give  up  the  full  time  ministerial  duties.  For  some  years  he  continued 
as  Stated  Supply  of  the  Pineville  church  and  then  the  Robinson  church 
in  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  and  preached  in  vacant  churches  on  occasion. 

On  November  1st,  1900,  he  was  married  to  Miss  Lillian  Buford  Bishop 
of  Richmond,  Va.  This  union  was  blessed  with  two  daughters :  Lillian 
Blanche    (Mrs.   Lillian   Whittle),  and   Mary   Ruth    (Mrs.   L.   B.   Kendrick). 


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It  was  also  blessed  with  two  sons  :  Clarence  Nelson  and  Paul  Buford. 

On  November  7th,  1943,  following  two  years  of  almost  constant  illness. 
Will  Underwood  departed  from  this  life.  He  is  survived  by  his  wife,  his 
four   children,   and   ten   grandchildren. 

He  is  greatly  missed  by  those  who  knew  him,  for  to  know  him  was  to 
love  him.  His  modesty  and  self  effacement,  his  friendly  greeting,  his 
patience  under  suffering,  his  deeply  spiritual  prayers,  his  kind  words  of 
encouragement,  all  of  these  remain  not  only  as  a  sacred  memory  but  also 
as  an  inspiration  to  all  whose  lives  were  touched  by  his. 

We  wait  in  anticipation  of  that  day  when,  one  by  one,  each  of  us  shall 
be  taken,  in  God's  good  Providence,  to  that  glorious  Presence  in  which 
we  shall  find  Will  Underwood  with  His  Lord  and   Savior  Jesus   Christ. 

Expressions  of  Sympathy — The  sympathy  of  Presbytery  was 
extended  to  Rev.  J.  C.  Grier  in  the  recent  death  of  his  father, 
Rev.  J.  M.  Grier  of  Concord  Presbytery;  to  Rev,  A.  Julian  Warn- 
er in  his  prolonged  illness  ;  and  to  Rev.  H.  L.  McCrorey,  Presi- 
dent of  Johnson  C.  Smith  University,  in  the  recent  tragic  death 
of  his  wife  and  her  nurse.  The  incoming  Moderator  was  in- 
structed to  appoint  a  committee  to  convey  this  sympathy  to  Dr. 
McCrorey. 

Dismission  of  a  Minister — Rev.  J.  E.  Mcjunkin  presented  a 
request  for  a  letter  of  dismission  to  Paris  Presbytery  that  he 
might  accept  work  in  that  Presbytery.  The  request  was  grant- 
ed with  expressions  of  regret,  because  of  the  going  of  Mr.  Mc- 
junkin from  our  Presbytery. 

Ellection  of  Moderator — Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely,  who  was 
nominated  at  the  last  meeting,  was  unanimously  elected  Moder- 
ator of  the  Presbytery. 

Standing  Committees — The  Standing  Committees  were  ap- 
pointed by  the  Moderator  as  follows  : 

1.  Bills    and    Overtures :    Rev.    M.    R.    Gibson,    Rev.    W.    A.    Alexander, 

and  Ruling  Elder  W.  R.  Price. 

2.  Judicial    Business  :    Rev.    J.    W.    Grier,    Rev.    N.    R.    McGeachy,    and 

Ruling  Elder  Hunter  Marshall. 

3.  Records  of  Presbytery  :  Rev.  Robt.  F.  Boyd,  Rev.  Paul  P.  Thrower, 

and  Ruling  Elder  James   O.   Brown. 

4.  Resolutions  :  Rev.   R.  E.  Watts  and  Ruling  Elders  C.  G.  Pepper  and 

W.  C.  Correll. 

Westminster  Assembly  Anniversary — The  Special  Committee 
on  the  Celebration  of  the  Three  Hundredth  Anniversary  of  the 
Westminster  Assembly  submitted  a  report  to  Presbytery,  which 
was  adopted  and  is  as  follows : 


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PAGEANT  FUND 

Following  our  appointment  by  the  Presbytery,  your  committee  entered 
into  serious  consideration  of  the  best  way  in  which  to  celebrate  this  im- 
portant anniversary.  Your  committee  secured  the  services  of  Rev.  D.  P. 
McGeachy  of  Atlanta  Presbytery  to  write  and  direct  a  pageant,  "The 
Rock  And  The  Pit".  This  pageant  was  given  in  the  Charlotte  Armory 
Auditorium  on  the  evening  of  October  21,  1943  at  8  o'clock. 

Your  committee  would  like  to  record  its  appreciation  of  fine  services 
of  those  who  helped  to  make  this  celebration  a  success  ;  the  newspapers 
for  giving  so  much  space  and  advertising,  the  individuals  who  gave  un- 
stintedly of  time  and  labor  both  in  preparation  and  actual  presentation, 
the  Charlotte  News  Printing  Company  for  their  co-operation  in  the  pre- 
paration of  our  souvenir  programs,  the  Davidson-Queens  Music  Depart- 
ments, under  leadership  of  James  C.  Pfohl,  for  the  contribution  of  their 
talent. 

The  financial  report  of  your  committee  is  submitted  with  this  report  and 
your  committee  expresses  its  gratitude  to  all  who  gave  financial  aid  to 
this  celebration. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

NEILL  R.  McGEACHY,  Chairman 

PAGEANT  FUND 

INCOME 

1 — From    Mecklenburg    Presbytery $200.00 

2— From    Hopewell    Church 25.00 

3— From     Pineville     Church 10.00 

A — From    Paw    Creek    Church 10.00 

5 — From  Tenth  Avenue  Church 25.00 

6 — From    Caldwell    Memorial    Church 50.00 

7 — From    First    Presbyterian    Church 100.00 

8 — From    Wilmore    Presbyterian    Church 10.00 

9 — From  West  Avenue   Presbyterian   Church 10.00 

10— St.   Paul   Presbyterian    Church . 10.00 

11 — First  Presbyterian  Church,  Albemarle,  N.  C 25.00 

12 — ^Plaza     Presbyterian    Church 10.00 

13 — Westminster     Presbyterian     Church 35.00 

14 — Myers   Park   Presbyterian   Church 100.00 

15— Sardis   A.    R.    P.   Church 12.50 

16— Mallard   Creek lO.OO 

17— Ebenezer  A.  R.  P 5.00 

18— Second  Presbyterian  Church 100.00 

19 — Selwyn    Avenue    Church 10.00 

20— Chalmers    Memorial   A.    R.   P.   Church 10.00 

21— From    First    A.    R.    P.    Church 25.00 

22 — From    Central   Steele    Creek    Church 12.50 

23— Steele    Creek    Church 50.00 

24 — Providence    Presbyterian    Church 15.00 

25 — Sharon  Presbyterian  Church 25.00 

26— From  Dr.  T.  W.  Stork.  Mount  Gilead,  N.  C,  Cash 1.00 

27— From   Parkwood  A.  R".  P.   Church 5.00 


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28— Fiom.  Dr.   C   W.   Robinson 20.00 

29 — From   Sugaw   Creek   Church 40.50 

Total     amount     received $961.50 

DISBURSEMENTS 

1 — To    Dr.    McGeachy    for    his    expenses $70.73 

2— To   Charlotte   Auditorium 30.00 

3 — To    Van    Horn    &    Son,    Philadelphia,    for    Costumes 137.18 

4 — Express    charges    to   and   from    Philadelphia 18.80 

5 — To   Charlotte  News   for  printing  Song   Sheets 15.00 

6 — To   Efird's    Dining    Room — Lunch    for    Committee 6.49 

7 — For   War    Bonds    and    Stamps — Prizes 33.75 

8 — Stage   Hands  at  Auditorium . 45.00 

9 — F.   C.  Rummel — Painting  on  stage  at  Auditorium 50.00 

10 — To  News   Printing  House  for  Programs 125.00 

11— To  Earl  F.  Berg,  Davidson,  N.  C 20.00 

12— To   Mrs.  J.   H.   Myers,   Chairs 12.50 

13— To    F.    S.    Neal— Lumber    and    Nails 13.93 

14 — To  James  Christian  Pfohl — Expenses  of  Glee  Club  and  Band 36.50 

15 — To    Cathey    Lumber    Co 8.62 

16 — To     Sherwin     Williams     Co 11.52 

17— To  Williams    &   Shelton    Co.,   Inc 16.69 

18 — To    Kraijier's    "Radio    Sales    &    Service — Loud    Speakers 20  00 

19— To   Mrs.   J.   B.   Spillman— 4.25 

20 — To  Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy  for  Long  Distance  Calls 

and  Other   Expenses 14.56 

21— Honorarium  to  Dr.  D.  P.  McGeachy 200.00 

22 — Honorarium    to   Miss    Neva   Jackson 50.00 

23 — Honorarium    to    Mr.    A.    C.    Lovelace 20.00 

Total    disbursements $960.52 

Balance   in  Treasury l .98 

$961.50 

Report  of  Nominating  Committee:  Rev.  Holmes  Rolston, 
Chairman,  presented  a  supplementary  report  for  the  Committee 
3n  Nominations,  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows  : 

We  nominate  Rev.  J.  Walton  Stew^art,  Jr.  as  Stated  Clerk  to  com- 
plete the  term  of  Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner,  who  was  elected  at  the  fall 
meeting  of  1943  but  has   since  resigned. 

Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander  is  named  to  take  the  place  of  Rev.  C.  R. 
Nisbet  on  the   Committee  on   Examinations. 

Ruling  Elder  W.  A.  Henderson  is  nominated  to  the  class  of  1946 
on  the  Executive  Committee  of  Home  Missions. 

Our  attention  has  been  called  to  a  derangement  of  the  balance  re- 
quired by  the  rule  of  Presbytery  in  the  proportion  of  ministers  and 
ruling   elders    on    the    Committee    of    Nominations.      We    recommend    that 


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the  committee  be  continued  as  at  present  constituted  till  a  new  election 
gives   an    opportunity   to   restore    the    required    balance. 

Respectfully    submitted, 

HOLMES  ROLSTON.  Chairman. 

Mrs.  Underwood  Approved  For  Aid:  Upon  the  recommenda- 
tion of  the  permanent  committee  Presbytery  approved  the  ap- 
Dlication  of  Mrs.  W.  C.  Underwood  for  aid  from  the  funds  of 
the  Executive  Comlmittee  of  Christian  Education  and  Ministerial 
Relief. 

Ruling^  Elders  Introdiiced :  All  ruling  elders  attending  Pres- 
Dyter}^  for  the  first  time  were  ii;itroduced  and  welcomed  by  the 
Moderator. 

Report  on  Foreign  Missions:     At  the  direction  of  the  Com- 
nittee  on  Arrangements  the  popular  meeting  on  Foreign  Mis- 
sions   was    held    at    11:15   A.    M.      The    opening   prayer    of    the 
DOpular  meeting  was  offered  by  Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw.     The  report 
)f    the    permanent    committee    on    Foreign    Missions    was    pre- 
;ented  by  the  chairman,  Rev.  C.  H.  Little.     Pending  its  adop- 
:ion   Rev.    S.   C.   Farroir   of   our  iVlid-China    Mission   addressed 
Presbytery   on  the   subject,   *'The   Church   in  China,   Yesterday, 
Fo-day   and    To-morrow."     A    rising   vote    of    thanks    was    ex- 
:ended   to   Mr.   Farrior   for   his   fine   address.     The   report   was 
idopted  and  is  as  follows : 

REPORT  ON  FOREIGN  MISSIONS 

The  following  members  of  your  committee,  Dr.  Oren  Moore,  J.  N. 
Stribling  and  C.  H.  Little  held  a  meeting  early  in  December  in  the 
office  of  Mr  W.  E.  Price  in  Charlotte.  A  sub-committee  composed  of 
Mr.  Price,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Mrs.  Mears  and  Mrs.  Reaves  met  w^ith 
the  committee  After  discussing  at  length  our  campaign  and  strategy 
to  put  over  the  program  of  Foreign  Missions  throughout  our  Presby- 
tery, your  chairman  was  instructed  to  write  and  arrange  a  conference 
with  the  ministers  and  others  at  each  of  the  several  centers  of  the  field: 
Monroe,  Wadesboro,  Hamlet,  Mt.  Gilead  and  Albemarle.  A  Flying 
Squadron  composed  of  Mr.  Stone,  Mr.  Stribling,  Mrs.  Mears,  Mrs. 
Reaves  and  the  chairman  completed  arrangements  to  visit  these  places 
on  January  11th.  At  the  last  minute,  for  providential  reasons,  this  group 
could  not  go.  The  pastors  of  these  churches  were  contacted  by  telephone. 
It  is  reported  that  those  who  came  held  their  own  conference. 

Through  the  Committee  at  Nashville,  Rev.  S.  C.  Farrior  was  secured 
for  January  16-19  and  has  spoken  several  times  already.  Mrs.  Crane 
also  is  visiting  a  number  of  churches  and  organizations  Speakers  this 
year  are  scarce,  because  many  are  employed  for  full  time  in  various 
works.  Your  committee  will  seek  to  fill  all  requests  made  for  speakers 
until    February   6th. 


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The  committee,  Dr.  Moore,  Mr.  Stribling.  C.  H.  Little,  with  Mr. 
George  Stevens,  met  again  at  the  First  Church  January  7th  and  now 
submits    to   you    this    report. 

Your    Committee    respectfully    recommends : 

L  That  Rev.  S.  C.  Farrior  be  asked  to  speak  on  Foreign  Missions 
before   our   Presbytery,   January    18th   at    11  :30  A.    M.  ^ 

2.  That  all  the  churches  of  our  Presbytery  be  urged  to  observe  the 
week  of  prayer  and  self-denial,  January  30'-February  6,  as  a  time 
for  Church-wide  rededication  to  the  world  task  of  Christian  Missions ; 
that  all  ministers  be  urged  to  preach  frequently  on  missions ;  that  the 
whole  Church  be  called  to  her  knees  before  God  in  prayer  and  earnest 
supplication  for  this  work ;'  and  thal^  liberal  offerings  be  sought  from 
all  congregations  and  societies  in  behalf  of  the  two  special  objectives;  viz: 

(1)  $150,000  for  the  "Brazil  Equipment  Fund."  Dr.  Taylor  says, 
"Brazil  is  the  Land  of  Opportunity."  Dr.  Truett  of  Dallas,  Texas 
declares,  "The  greatest  evangelistic  opportunity  anywhere  in  the  world 
today  is  Brazil." 

(2)  $150,000'    for    the    "Far    Eastern    Re-occupation    Fund." 

3.  That  the  attention  of  the  young  people  of  our  churches  be  directed 
to  the  great  appeal  that  the  post-war  world,  with  its  unprecedented 
spiritual  and  physical  needs,  will  surely  present  to  all  who  would  devote 
their  lives  to  the  service  of  God  and  man,  and  that  they  be  urged  to  offer 
themselves  now,  so  as  to  be  ready  to  go  without  delay  to  whatever  field 
God  may  call  them  when  peace  comes  again. 

4.  That  we  as  a  Church,  ministers  and  people,  accept  this  world  chal- 
lenge and  that  we  give  ourselves  unstintedly  to  this  golden  opportunity 
to   serve   our    fellowmen   and   our    Christ. 

Respectfully    submitted, 

C.  H.  LITTLE,  Chairman 

J.   N.   STRIBLING 

OREN  MOORE,  M.  D. 

Sympathy  Committee:  The  Moderator  appointed  a  special 
:omm<ittee  to  convey  the  sympathy  of  Presbytery  to  Dr.  H.  L. 
McCrorey.  The  committee  is  composed  of  the  following  mem- 
bers :  Rev.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  Rev.  Holmes  Rolston  and  Mr. 
W.  E.  Price. 

Excused':  Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander  and  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs  were 
excused  from  attendance  on  the  afternoon  session. 

'  Recess:  Recess  for  lunch  was  taken  at  12:30  to  reconvene 
It  1  :30  P.  M.  The  closing  prayer  was  ofTered  by  Rev.  I.  M. 
Walker. 


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AFTERNOON   SESSION 

Presbytery  reconvened  at  1 :30  P.  M.  The  opening  prayer 
was  offered  by  Rev,  F.  R.  McAlister. 

Commissianers  to  the  General  Assembly:  According-  to  the 
standing  rule  of  Presbytery  the  first  order  of  the  afternoon 
session  is  the  election  of  the  commissioners  to  the  General 
Assembly.  As  a  result  of  the  election  the  following  were 
chosen  as  commissioners  and  alternates  to  the  Eighty-fourth 
General  Assembly,  meeting  in  Montreat,  N.  C.  on  May  25,  1944. 

MINISTERS 

Principals  Alternates 

J.  M.  Walker,  Charlotte,  N.  C.  C.   M.   Boyd,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

J.  W.  Stork,  Mt.  Gilead,  N.  C.  C.  H.  Little,   Charlotte.  N.  C. 

F.    R.    McAlister,    Matthews,    N.  C.       N.  R.  McGeachy,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

J.   W.   Stewart,   Charlotte,   N.   C.  W.  A.  Brown,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

L.  T.  Gill,  Pageland,  S.  C.  A.  H.  Key,  Rt.  2,   Monroe,  N.  C. 

RULING   ELDERS 

W.   H.   Belk,  Caldwell   Memorial  C.  H.  Ferguson,  Wadesboro 

Hunter   Marshall,   Myers   Park  R.  L.  Smith,  West  Avenue 

W.    W.    Faires,    Robinson  H.   Q.    Kirkpatrick,    Sharon 

R.   S.   Hutchinson,   Charlotte   2nd.  C.   C.   Carothers,   Pleasant   Hill 

J.    C    Munn,    Candor  J.  K.  McLaughlin.  Mallard  Creek 

Presbytery  adopted  a  resolution  declaring  that  alternate  No. 
1  is  alternate  to  principal  No.  1,  alternate  No.  2  is  alternate  to 
principal  No.  2,  etc. 

Manual  Change:  The  Manual  was  changed  by  the  adoption 
of  a  standing  rule,  previously  submitted,  to  set  the  nomination 
of  the  Moderator  for  the  next  meeting  of  Presbytery  as  the 
first  order  of  business  for  the  afternoon  session. 

Resignation  of  Pastor:  Rev.  A.  H.  Key  submitted  his  resig- 
nation as  pastor  of  Tabernacle  Church.  The  church  was  not 
represented  at  Presbytery  and  there  was  no  communication 
expressing  its  wishes  as  to  the  dissolution  of  this  pastoral  re- 
lation. The  Executive  Committee  of  Home  Missions  was  ap- 
pointed a  commission  to  hear  from  the  church  and  to  act  upon 
said  resignation. 

Nomination  of  Moderator:  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts  was  nominated 
for  Moderator  of  the  next  stated  meeting  of  Presbytery. 

Report  of  Installations:     Reports  of  the  installation  of  Rev. 


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H.  E.  Carter  as  pastor  of  Amay  James  Church  and  Rev.  G. 
Dana  Waters  as  pastor  of  Matthews  Church  were  received  and 
admitted  to  the  records  as   follows : 

AMAY  JAMES   PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH 

The  Home  Mission  Committee,  appointed  as  the  Commission  to  install 
Rev.  Haley  E.  Carter  pastor  of  Amay  James  Presbyterian  Church  met  in 
the  church  at  3 :30  P.  M.  and  was  opened  with  prayer  led  by  Dr.  J.  M. 
Walker.     Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  was  elected  clerk. 

Those  present  were  Revs.  Neill  R.  McGeachy,  Chmn.,  J.  M.  Walker, 
W.  A.  Brown,  R.  H.  Stone,  R.  A.  Young,  and  Messrs.  W.  H.  Belk  and 
Nat    G.    Speir. 

Rev.  Neill  R.  McGeachy  presided  and  led  the  commission  and  the  cong- 
regation in  worship.  The  Scripture  was  read  by  Mr.  Speir  and  the  pastoral 
prayer  was  led  by  Rev.  W.  A.  Brown.  Dr.  J.  M.  Walker  preached  the 
sermon.  The  Constitutional  questions  were  propounded  by  the  chairman. 
Rev.  Haley  E.  Carter  was  declared  duly  called  and  installed  pastor  of  the 
Amay  James  Church  and  this  part  was  concluded  with  prayer.  Dr.  R. 
A.  Young  gave  the  charge  to  the  congregation ;  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  charged 
the  pastor  and  Mr.  W,  H.  Belk  brought  the  greetings  from  the  Committee 
to  the  Church  and  their  new  pastor.  The  benediction  was  pronounced  by 
Rev.  Haley  E,  Carter. 

The  Commission  met  again  during  the  meeting  of  the  Home  Mission 
Committee  on  December  6.  1943  and  approved  the  above  minutes. 

NEILL  R.  McGEACHY,  Chairman, 
R'.    H.    STONE,   Secretary. 

MATTHEWS  PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH 

The  Commission  appointed  to  install  Rev.  G.  Dana  Waters  met  at  7 :30 
P.  M.  in  the  pastor's  study  and  was  constituted  with  prayer  led  by  Mr. 
W.  E.  Price.  The  following  were  present:  Reverends  J.  L,  Griggs,  Chair- 
man, B.  F.  Yandell,  R.  H.  Stone,  Elders  W.  E.  Price  and  T.  N.  Reid.  Rev. 
R.  H.  Stone  was  elected  clerk.  The  Committee  united  with  the  congre- 
gation in  a  service  of  worship  in  which  Rev.  B.  F.  Yandell  preached  the 
sermon.  The  Constitutional  questions  were  propounded  by  Rev.  J.  L. 
Griggs.  After  the  pastor-elect  and  the  congregation  had  answered  the 
questions  in  the  affirmative,  Mr.  Waters  was  declared  duly  called  and 
installed  pastor.  Rev.  E.  V.  Wiley,  guest  minister,  led  in  prayer.  The 
charge  to  the  pastor  was  given  by  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone.  Mr.  W.  E.  Pr'ice 
gave  the  charge  to  the  congregation.  The  benediction  was  pronounced 
by  Rev.  G.  Dana  Waters. 

While  the  congregation  was  greeting  their  new  pastor  the  Commission 
met  and  read  and  adopted  its  minutes.  Dr.  T.  H.  Reid  led  in  the  closing 
prayer. 

R".   H.   STONE,   Clerk. 


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Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work:  The  Commission 
on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  submitted  a  report  which  was 
admitted  to  the  record  and  is  as  follows : 

The  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  in  Mecklenburg  Pres' 
bytery    respectfully   submits    the    following   report : 

The  Commission  is  now  composed  of  the  following  members :  '  Rev, 
John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  D.  D.,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  Rev.  C.  G.  McClure, 
Mr.  Rufus  A.  Grier,  Mr.  H.  B.  Patterson,  Mr.  R.  b  .i-iuichison. 

Since  the  last  meeting  of  Presbytery,  the  Commission  has  held  two  meet- 
ings. Dr.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  was  elected  Chairman  and  Elder  R.  S. 
Hutchison,   of  the   Second   Presbyterian   Church,   was   elected   Secietary. 

The  Commission  approved  the  request  of  the  Ellerbe  Group  of  chu/ches 
that  they  be  permitted  to  extend  a  call  to  Mr.  R.  L.  McBath,  now  a 
senior    at    Union    Theological    Seminary. 

Respectfully    submitted, 
JOHN    A.    REDHEAD,    JR.,    Chairman, 
R.    S.    HUTCHISON,    Secretary. 

Stewardship  Report:  The  Stewardship  Committee  submitted 
a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows  : 

Your  Committee  is  sure  that  in  this  time  of  bloodshed  and  suffering, 
devastation  and  destruction,  loose  and  wild  spending,  you  can  do 
nothing  better  than  to  remind  our  people  as  impressively  as  possible 
that  they  are  stewards  and  stewards  only  of  their  material  possessions ; 
that  after  all,  "The  earth  is  the  Lord's  and  the  fulness  thereof,  the 
world  and  they  that  dwell  therein."  To  give  and  to  give  largely  and 
yet  more  largely  of  our  material  possessions,  your  Committee  thinks, 
is  one  way  to  remind  ourselves  of  the  fact  of  our  stewardship.  Your 
Committee    would    recommend    therefore : 

1.  That  we  accept  as  our  quota  for  the  year  1944-1945  the  sum  for 
the    benevolences    suggested    by    Synod    which    is    $163,004.00. 

2.  That  the  churches  be  asked  to  accept  as  their  minimum  objectives 
their    quotas    recommended    by    Presbytery. 

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3.  That   the   churches   be  asked  to  adhere   to   the   percentages   adopted 

by  Presbytery  in  their  distribution  among  the  several   Causes. 

4.     That   the   quotas   for   the   churches    be   as    follows : 

Albemarle,    First  $2,863  Lee   Park  94  Pleasant   Hill  653 

Albemarle,    Second    100  Lilesville  Zl  Providence  948 

Amity  277  Locust  111  Ramah  526 

Altan  11  Macedonia  49  Rehoboth  5 

Amay  James  12  Mallaid   Creek  600  Roberdell  57 

Badin  493  Mark's  Creek  128  Robinson  ZZZ 

Banks  311  Marshville  112  Rockingham,   First  620 

Benton    Heights  60  Marston  128  R'ham,    Community  30 

Bethany  21  Matthews  248  Rourk  79 

Bethel  319  McGee  557  St.  Paul  842 


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Bethlehem                       92 

McLean   Mem'l 

51 

St.  Andrews 

466 

Beulah                              45 

Monroe,    First 

2,986 

Salem 

45 

Biscoe                             134 

Morgan    Mem'l 

5 

Selwyn    Avenue 

457 

Brainerd                         121 

Morven 

356 

Sharon 

2,114 

Caldwell     Mem'l     26,889 

Mt.   Caimel 

.     142 

Siler 

147 

Camden                          122 

Mt.   Gilead 

187 

Six   Mile   Creek 

63 

Cameronian                   136 

Mulberry 

1,362 

Steele  Creek 

10,008 

Camp    Greene              244 

Myers   Park 

27,68S 

Stephenson 

5 

Candor                            118 

Nevin 

97 

Sugaw  Creek 

3,533- 

Central    Steele    Ck.    965 

Newell 

158 

Tabernacle 

65 

Cha/iotte     First,    21,188 

Norman 

34 

Tenth  Ave 

2,984 

Charlotte,  Second  39,835 

North    Charlotte 

153 

Thomasboro 

557 

Commonwealth             176 

Norwood 

152 

'i  roy 

ZTl 

Cook's    Memorial       623 

Oakboro 

25 

Turner 

53 

Cornelius                         116 

Pageland 

45 

Unionville 

26 

Ellerbe                            169 

Paw    Creek 

1,447 

Wadesboro 

644 

Hamlet                         1,024 

Peachland 

10 

Walkersville 

66 

Hawley    Memorial        40 

Pee    Dee 

Zl 

Waxhaw 

615 

Hopewell                    1,818 

Philadelphia 

898; 

West  Avenue 

1,980 

Huntersville               1,598 

Pineville 

881 

Westminster 

4,039 

Indian  Trail                 243 

Plaza 

1,277 

W^iiliams    Mem'l 
Wilmore 

1,565 
495 

Your  Committee  recommends  the  following  percentages  for  the  distribu- 
tion among  the  Causes  : 


Presbytery's   Office  5% 

Presbytery's   Home   Missions  22% 

Foreign    Missions  25% 

Orphanage  6% 

Assembly's    Home    Missions  10% 

Synod's    Home    Missions  5% 


Christian    Ed.   and    Min.    Relief,   5%' 
Educational     Institutions  14% 

Religious   Ed.  and  Publication  2M:% 
Bible  Cause  Vz'/c 

Assembley's    Training    School      ^% 
Religious    Ed.    in    Synod  3j!^%' 

Religious    Ed.    in    Presbytery        1% 


Your    Commitee    further    recommends : 

1.  That  March  5  be  designated  as  Volunteer  or  Every-Member  Can- 
vass Day,  when  all  members  will  have  the  privilege  of  pledging  to  the 
support  of  the  work. 

2.  That  March  26  be  observed  as  Pay-Up-Day  when  all  members  will 
be  asked  to  finish,  if  possible,  their  old  year  pledges. 

3.  That  all  pastors  and  supplies  be  asked  to  preach  as  frequently  as 
they  may  deem  wise  on  the  vital  and  far  reaching  truths  of  our  obligations 
as  stewards  of  our  material  possessions  and  of  the  manifold  grace  of  God. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

CHAS.  M.  BOYD.  Chairman. 


Bills  and  Overtures:     The  Committee  on  Bills  and  Overtures 
submitted  a  report  which  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows  : 

We  recommend  the  adoption  of  the  overture   to  the   General  Assembly 
from  the  Steele  Creek  Church,  which  reads  as  follows  : 

"Members   of  the   Permanent   Committee  on    Social   and   Moral  Welfare 


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shall  be  elected  for  a  term  of  three  years,  eligible  for  re-election  for  one 
term  only,  until  after  an  interval  of  one  year.'' 

Respectfully    submitted, 

M.   R.   GIBSON,   Chairman 

W.   A.   ALEXANDER    - 

W.   E.   PRICE 

Reports  of  Commissioners  to  the  General  Assembly:  Rev. 
Holmes  Rolston  and  Rev.  G.  P.  Stevens  reported  their  attendance 
ind  activities  at  General  Assembly  of  1943.  The  report  was  re- 
ceived as  information  and  the  commissioners  were  commended 
for  their  diligence. 

Terms  of  Calls  Changed:  Bethlehem  Church  requested  per- 
mission to  change  the  terms  of  the  call  to  the  pastor  from  $400 
per  year  to  $800  per  year,  with  the  use  of  a  manse  and  ap- 
propriate participation  in  the  Ministers'  Annuity  Fund.  Thomas- 
boro  Church  requested  permission  to  change  the  terms  of  the 
call  to  the  pastor  by  increasing  the  salary  $300  per  year  and 
making  proportionate  increase  in  the  payment  to  the  Ministers' 
Annuity  Fund.  Myers  Park,  Mt.  Gilead  and  Norwood  reported 
increases  in  salary  to  their  pastors.  These  changes  were  ap- 
proved and  the  churches  commended. 

Report  on  Evangelism:  The  Committee  on  Evangelism  made 
an  oral  report  which  was  received  as  information. 

Committee  Dissolved:  The  Committee  on  the  Christian  Edu- 
cation Movement  was  dissolved  and  taken  from  the  docket. 

Defense  Service  Council:  The  Defense  Service  Council,  by 
way  of  report  on  business  with  which  it  is  concerned,  presented 
Chaplain  Henry  L.  Reaves  who  spoke  on  the  work  of  the 
chaplain. 

Dissolution  of  Pastorate:  Rev.  J.  L.  Russell  tended  to  Pres- 
bytery the  resignation  of  his  pastoral  charge  of  Bethel  and 
Cornelius  churches  and  requested  the  dissolution  of  the  pastoral 
relation  existing  between  himself  and  the  said  churches. 
The  churches  concurring,  the  request  was  granted  and  the 
pastoral  relationship  was  dissolved.  Mr.  Russell,  having  ac- 
cepted an  appointment  to  a  chaplaincy  in  the  armed  forces  of 
the  nation,  was  granted  permission  to  labor  outside  the  bounds 
of  Presbytery,  was  commended  to  the  Defense  Service  Council, 
and  was  granted  evangelistic  powers  while  laboring  as  a  chap- 
lain in  the  armed  forces  :  to  administer  the  sacraments,  to  re- 


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ceive  members  into  the  Church  upon  profession  of  faith,  and  to 
certify  them  to  the  particular  church  of  their  choice. 

Judicial  Committee:  The  Standing-  Committee  on  Judicial 
Business  reported  that  no  matters  had  come  before  them  for 
consideration. 

Records  of  Presbytery:  The  Standing  Committee  on  Re- 
:ords  of  Presbytery  presented  a  report  which  was  adopted  and 
is  as  follows : 

The  typewritten  and  printers'  proof  sheets  of  the  Minutes  of  Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery  for  the  161st  Stated  Session  at  Benton  Heights 
Church,  the  Called  Meeting  at  Charlotte  First  Church  on  August  23, 
1943  and  October  1,  1943,  the  162nd  Stated  Session  at  Sugaw  Creek 
Church,  and  the  adjourned  session  at  Charlotte  First  Church  on  November 
15,   1943,  have  been  submitted  by  the   Stated  Qerk   for  examination. 

The  Committee  considers  these  minutes  to  be  accurate  as  to  content 
and  complete  and  neat  as  to  form. 

Presbytery  is  under  a  real  obligation  to  Mr.  Johnston  for  his  faithful- 
ness and  diligence  in  this  w^oik  and  we  recommend  that  Presbytery  record 
its  thanks  to  him  for  the  same. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

R.    F.    BOYD,    Chairman, 
PAUL    B.   THROWER, 
J.   O.    BROWN. 

Report  on  Resolutions:  The  Standing  Committee  on  Reso- 
lutions presented  a  report  which  was  adopted  by  a  standing 
vote  and  is  as   follows : 

First,  we  wish  to  express  our  deep  appreciation  to  the  pastor,  Rev. 
F.  C.  Debele,  Jr.,  and  to  the  members  of  the  Commonwealth  Presbyterian 
Church  for  the  privilege  of  meeting  in  their  house  of  worship.  We  are 
grateful  to  them  for  the  splendid  way  in  which  they  provided  for  our 
comfort  during  our  session  in  their  sanctuary,  and  we  know  our  lives 
have  been  enriched  for  having  been  the  recipients  of  their  Christian 
hospitality. 

Second,  we  wish  to  thank  the  ladies  of  the  Church  for  the  generous 
and  delicious  meal  which  they  so  kindly  provided  for  us.  We  are  not 
unmindful  of  the  efforts  which  they  expended  to  this  end,  and  we  do  want 
them  to  know   we  appreciate   their  thoughtfulness   in   our   behalf. 

Third,  we  would  like  to  request  the  p.astor  to  convey  our  thanks  to  the 
members  of  this   church. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

R.  E.  WATTS,  Chairman 

C.   G.   PEPPER 

W.  C.  CORRELL 


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Revision  of  Maoiual:  A  special  committee  was  appointed  to 
revise  the  Manual  of  Presbytery  and  print^same  after  its  adop- 
tion by  Presbytery.  The  committee  is  composed  of  the  fol- 
lowing members :  Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  Chairman,  Rev.  W.  H. 
Johnston,  Rev.  J.  W.  Stewart,  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  and  Ruling 
Elder   Rufus   A.   Grier. 

Place  of  Next  Meeting:  The  selection  of  the  place  of  meet- 
ing- for  the  next  stated  session  of  Presbytery  was  placed  in  the 
hands  of  the  Moderator  and  the  Stated  Clerk. 

Manual  Change:  A  proposal  was  submitted  to  change  the 
Manual  by  providing  a  clause  to  the  effect,  that  ministers  and 
ruling  elders  attending  Presbytery  for  the  first  time  shall  be 
introduced  to  the  Court.  The  matter  was  placed  on  the  docket 
for  consideration  at  the  spring  meeting. 

Ben  T.  Harrop:  The  Judicial  Committee  and  the  Stated 
Clerk  of  the  162nd  Stated  Session  of  Presbytery  were  ap- 
pointed a  special  committee  to  continue  the  effort  to  com- 
municate with  Ex-Chaplain  Ben  T.  Harrop  and  to  report  to 
the    spring   meeting   of    Presbytery. 

Adoption  of  Minutes:  The  minutes  of  this  session  of  Pres- 
bytery  were    read   and   approved. 

Adjournment:  After  the  closing  prayer,  offered  by  the 
Moderator,  Presbytery  adjourned  to  meet,  April  18,  1944  at 
10:00  A.  M. 

H.  B.  BLAKELY,  Moderator 

J.  W.  STORK,  Permanent  Clerk 
JNO.  R.  ROSEBRO.  Assistant  Clerk 
W.  H.  JOHNSTON.  Stated  Clerk 


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Called  Meeting  of 
Mecklenburg  Presbytery 

Charlotte,   N.    C. 

March  27,  1944 
Mecklenburg  Presbytery  met  in  special   session  in  the  First 
Presbyterian  Church,  Charlotte,  Ns  C,  at  11:30  A.  M.  and  was 
called  to  order  by  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  the  last  Moderator  present. 
The  opening  prayer  was  offered  by  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 

The  Roll:    The  following  were  present  and  were  enrolled: 

Ministers:  W.  A.  Alexander,  Robert  F.  Boyd,  Wm.  A.  Brown,  F.  C. 
Debele,  Jr.,  J.  G.  Garth,  J.  C.  Grier,  J.  W.  Grier,  J.  L.  Griggs,  S.  M. 
Inman,  C.  H.  Little,  F.  R^  McAlister,  Charles  G.  McClure,  Neill  R.  Mc- 
Geachy,  C.  N.  Morrison  F.  Qyde  Pratt,  W.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  Jno.  R. 
Rosebro,  J.  W.  Stewart,  Jr.,  R.  H.  Stone,  W.  G.  Thomas,  Paul  P. 
Thrower,  Robert  Turner,  G.  Dana  Waters,  E.  V.  Wiley,  B.  F.  Yandell, 
R.   A.   Young— 26. 

Ruling  Elders:  C.  A.  Bland,  Wadesboro ;  W.  E.  Price,  Caldwell 
Memorial — 2. 

The  call  for  this  meeting  was  read  and  found  in  order,  and  is 
as  follows : 

Charlotte,    N.    C. 
March    15,    1944 

The  Constitutional  Requirements  having  been  complied  with  the  Pres- 
bytery of  Mecklenburg  is  hereby  called  to  meet  in  the  First  Presby- 
terian Church  of  Charlotte,  on  Monday,  March  27.  1944  at  11 :30  A.  M. 
to  transact  the  following  business,  if  the  way  be  clear: 

1.  To  dissolve  the  pastoral  relationship  bjetween  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas 
and    the    Wadesboro    Church. 

2.  To  grant  Mr.  Thomas  a  letter  of  dismission  to  King's  Mountain 
Presbytery. 

Yours   in   His    service, 
J.  WALTON   STEWART,  JR., 
Stated  Clerk 

Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas  requested  Presbytery  to  dissolve  the 
pastoral  relationship  existing  between  himself  and  the  Wades- 
boro Church  and  to  grant  him  a  letter  of  transfer  to  King's 
Mountain  Presbytery  that  he  might  accept  the  Pastorate  of 
the  Mt.  Holly  Church.  The  Church,  through  its  representative 
Ruling  Elder  C.  A.  Bland,  concurring,  the  request  was  granted, 
the  pastorate  was  dissolved  as  of  March  31st,  and  Mr.  Thomas 


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Avas  granted  a  letter  of  transfer  to  King's  Mountain  Presbytery. 

On  motion,  the  Stated  Clerk  was  asked  to  write  a  letter  to 
King's  Mountain  Presbytery  stating  the  esteem  in  which  Mr. 
Thomas  is  held  by  this  Presb3^tery  and  our  appreciation  of  the 
work  he  has  done  here. 

The  minutes  of  this  meeting  were  read  and  adopted,  ana 
Presbytery  adjourned  with  prayer  by  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston. 

R.  H.  STONE,  Moderator 
JNO.  R.  ROSEBRO,  Acting  Clerk 
T.  W.   STEWART,   JR.,   Stated  Clerk 


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The  One  Hundred  Sixty-Fourth  Stated 
Session  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery 

The  Presbytery  of  Mecklenburg"  met  in  its  One  Hundred  Sixty- 
fourth  Stated  Session  in  the  Sharon  Presbyterian  Church,  Char- 
lotte, N.  C,  at  10.00  A.  M.,  April  18,  1944.  The  Court  was  called 
to  order  by  the*  Moderator,  the  Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely,  D.D., 
and  was  constituted  with  prayer  ]:)y  the  Rev.  H.  E.  Carter. 

The  opening  sermon  was  preached  by  the  Moderator  from  the 
ext,    Luke    5 :37-38.      The    subject    was    "The    Vitality    of    the 
Christian  Religion." 

Communion:  The  Communion  of  the  Lord's  Supper  was  ad- 
ministered by  the  Rev.  W.  H.  Frazer  and  the  Rev.  J.  R.  Rosebro, 
assisted  by  the  following  Ruling  Elders:  J.  W.  Kiser,  St.  Paul; 
E.  V.  Kerns,  Hopewell ;  E.  G.  Cochrane,  Selwyn  Avenue  ;  E.  P. 
Nisbet,  Charlotte  Second;  J.  I.  Hutchison,  Williams  Memorial; 
Milo  Pierce,  Caldwell;  Henry  Kirkpatrick,  Sharon;  H.  F. 
Porter,  Wilmore. 

History  of  The  Sharon  Church:  The  History  of  the  Sharon 
Church  was  read  by  Mrs.  Synthia  Elliott  DeArmon.  It  was 
adopted  as  is  as  follows  : 

HISTORY  OF  SHARON  CHURCH  1829  -  1944 

The  facts  used  in  the  following  history  were  taken  largely  from  a  his- 
torical sketch  wrtten  by  Mrs.  Cynthia  Kirkpatrick  Brown.  The  history 
was  presented  by  Mrs.  Brown  at  the  Centennial  Celebration  of  Sharon 
Church  which  was  held  the  first  Sunday  of  October.  1931. 

During  the  year  1829  the  people  of  the   Sharon   Community  began  to 
feel  an  urgent  need  for  .a  Presbyterian  Church  in  the  immediate  locality. 
'The  people  were  chiefly  from  Providence  Church,  but  in  1829  Sharon  was 
considered  quite  remote  from  Providence. 

Notice  was  circulated  in  the  neighborhood,  and  the  first  meeting  of 
the  people  to  consider  the  problem  of  building  a  Presbyterian  Church  in 
the  Sharon  Community  was  held  at  the  home  of  Mrs.  Robert  Kirkpatrick 
on  January  30,  1830.  The  Rev.  Samuel  Williamson,  who  attended  the 
meeting,  preached  a  sermon  before  the  business  meeting  was  held.  At 
this  first  meeting  the  people  present  unanimously  agreed  that  the  neigh- 
borhood should  have  a  church  convenient  to  them.  The  time  of  the  next 
meeting  was  set  for  February  11,  1830,  at  which  time  a  suitable  location 
for  the  building  was  to  be  chosen. 

February  11,  1830,  the  people  held  their  second  meeting,  at  which  time 
a  location  for  the  church  building  was  selected.       It  was  the  same  as  the 


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location  of  the  present  church  building.  Following  the  selection  of  the 
building  site,  agents  were  appointed  to  take  subscriptions  for  building 
a  house  of  worship  for  a  Presbyterian  Congregation. 

Later  the  agents  having  obtained  subscriptions  sufficient  for  the 
undertaking,  the  congregation  appointed  a  building  committee  who  made 
a  contract  for  the  house  of  worship  on  the  first  day  of  March,  183L 

In  April,  1831  the  congregation  petitioned  Concord  Presbytery  for 
leave  to  have  a  Presbyterian  Church  regularly  organized  by  the  name  of 
Sharon  Church.     This  petition  was  granted. 

Sharon  Church  having  been  completed,  the  seats  were  installed 
October  22,  1831,  and  Sharon  Congregation,  uniting  with  Providence 
Congregation,  obtained  one-third  of  the  ministerial  services  of  Rev. 
Samuel  Williams  on,  the  pastor  of  Providence  Church,  and  promising  a 
salary  of  two  hundred  dollars  per  annum. 

The  records  concerning  the  bulding  of  the  present  church  building 
are  rather  vague.  The  only  facts  available  are  as  follows  :  August  12,  1888 
a  congregational  meeting  was  held  to  consider  the  subject  of  erecting 
a  new  church  building.  October  21,  1888  "A  meeting  of  the  congregation 
was  appointed  for  next  Saturday  at  nine  o'clock  for  the  purpose  of 
further  considering  the  matter  of  building  a  new  church.''  August  17,  1889 
the  session  instructed  the  deacons  not  to  transfer  property  in  the  old 
church  building  to  the  new  building.  August  15.  1891  Dedicatory 
Resolutions  prepared  by  the  session  "expressing  gratitude  to  Mr.  Sam 
Alexander  and  others  for  help  extended  our  new  church  enterprise",  were 
adopted  by  the  congregation     There  is  no  record  of  a  Dedicatory  Service. 

During  World  War  I  twenty-one  sons  of  Sharon  Church  served  in  the 
armed  forces.  After  the  Armistice  was  signed,  and  we  believed  that 
we  had  gained  the  Peace,  Rev.  C.  H.  Little  and  the  congregation  desired 
to  set  up  a  memorial  to  our  members  who  have  gone  to  war.  The  result  of 
this  desire  was  a  scholarship  fund  of  fifteen  hundred  dollars  placed  at 
Davidson  College,  and  known  as  the  Pressly  Brown  Memorial  Fund. 
It  is  so  called  because  Dr.  Pressley  Brown  M.  D.  was  the  only  one  of 
the  sons  of  Sharon  Church  to  lose  his  life  while  engaged  in  active  service 

during  World  War  I. 

* 

April  18,  1944  Sharon  Church  has  fifty-six  boys  and  two  girls  who 
serve  under  the  Flag  of  the  United   States   of  America. 

A  part  of  the  following  concerning  our  new  Educational  Building  was 
written  by  Miss  Maude  Rea,  and  read  by  her  at  the  Dedication  Service 
October   17,   1943. 

Great  oaks  from  small  acorns  grow — and  that  is  the  way  our  Educa- 
tion Building  became  a  reality.  During  tlie  year  1925  Rev.  C.  H.  Little 
endeavored  to  inspire  his  congregation  to  set  about  building  an  addition 
to  the  church.  This  addition  to  be  used  as  an  Education  Building. 
The  Junior  Christian  Endeavor  Group,  under  the  leadership  of  Miss 
Maude  Rea,  was  the  first  to  become  interested.  This  group  of  young 
people  set  aside  a  fund  of  eleven  dollars  to  be  used  to  erect  such  a  build- 
ing. The  following  boys  and  girls  contributed:  Albert  and  Carl  Bolick, 
Lillian,    Gertrude    and    James    Phillips,    Kirk    and    R'eid    Brown,    Loraine 


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and  James  Caldwell,  Lillian  Faires,  Anne  Dee  Sullivan.  Rankin  Harkey, 
Louzon  Black,  Leo  Dardine,  Esther  Bolick,  Blandina  and  Eli  McElhaney, 
Helen  Jamison,  Martha  and  Sarah  Stewart,  Franklin  Black,  Charles 
and  Anderson  Little,  Isabel  and  Cynthia  Bolick  and  A.  J.  Blanchard,  Jr. 
Of  this  Junior  Group  Charles  H.  Little,  Jr.,  paid  the  first  dollar.  This 
was  during  the  year  1925.  Charles  H.  Little,  III  paid  the  last  dollar 
before    the    books    were   closed   in   October    1943. 

Later  the  adult  congregation  became  interested,  and  a  building  com- 
mittee was  appointed,  T.  K.  Rea.  Chairman,  W.  F.  Black,  E.  'R.  Harkey, 
W.  O.  Sullivan,  H.  Q.  Kirkpatrick  and  H,  B.  Hunter,  Treasurer.  They 
held  ther  first  meeting  April  5,  1938;  thirty-nine  meetings  were  held  be- 
tween this  date  and  October,  1941. 

The  committee  began  raising  funds,  first  by  placing  a  dime  bank  in 
each  Sunday  School  class.  Next  by  soliciting  subscriptions  from  mem- 
bers and  friends  of  the  church,  February  26,  1939  they  were  ready  to 
make  a  report,  of  progress  made,  to  the  officers  of  the  church.  The 
report  was  accepted  and  the  committee  was  authorized  by  the  officers  to 
begin  construction  of  the  Education  Building. 

February  28,  1939,  the  ground  war  first  broken  by  T.  F.  Black,  the 
Sunday  School  Superintendent;  and  the  building  was  completed  in  Octo- 
ber, 1941.  Payments  on  the  Educational  Building  were  completed  and  the 
Dedication    Service  was    held   October    17.   1943. 

The  following  sons  of  Sharon  Church  have  served  as  ministers  of 
the  gospel : 

Rev.  John  Cannon  D.  D.  (Deceased) 
Rev,    Bob    Lee    Brown    (Deceased) 
Rev.    C.    C.    Brown    (Deceased) 
Rev,    Wilber    Nicholson 
Rev.   Lunsford   Reid 
'Rev,   Clayton  Alexander 
Rev,  Eugene  Alexander  (Lt,  Col.  United  States  Army  Chaplain 

World  War  II) 
Rev.  Walter  Garrison  D.  D.  (Deceased) 
Rev,  Oscar  Sample 
Rev.  John  Yandell 

As  an  outgrowth  of  Sharon  Church  there  stands  today  Amity  Church 
which  is  growing  continually.  There  were  two  other  outgrowths — Carmel 
Church  and  Mary  O.  Graham  Chapel.  However,  both  of  these  have  been 
disbanded  and  their  membership  has  been  absorbed  into  neighboring 
churches. 

The    following   have   served  as    pastors    of    Sharon   Church : 

Rev.    Samuel    Williamson    1831-1840 

Rev,    Cyrus   Johnston    1840-1845 

Rev.    R.    H.   Lafferty   1846-1847 

Rev,  R.  E.  Sherrill  supplied  with  Rev,  Mr,  Lafferty 

Rev,   Samuel   Caldwell   Pharr    1848-1855 

Rev,  James  Walker   (Supply)   1855-1856 

Rev,  Jethro   Rumple   D,   D,  1856-1860 

Rev,   R,   Z,   Johnston 1861-1872 

Rev.  W,  A,  McDonald   (Supply)    1873 


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Rev.   W.   H.   Davis    1874-1878 

Rev.    W.    B.   Arrowood    (Supply   2   months)    1878 

Rev.     D.    B.    Robinson     (S'upply)     1882-1883 

Rev.    G.    D.    Parks    (Supply)    1884-1890 

Rev.    J.    W.    Slier    (Supply)    1890 

Rev.    W.    B.   Arrowood    (Supply)    1890-1892 

Rev.    E.    L.    Siler    (Supply)    1893 

Rev.  S.  W.  Newell   (Supply)    1894-1896 

Rev.    Joseph    Cochard    (Supply)    1896-1897 

Rev.    G.    T.    Thompson    1897-1903 

Rev.  W.  H.  Davis  (2nd  Call)   1903-1906 

Rev.  Alexander   Martin    (Supply)    1907 

Rev.   J.    M.    Harris    1907-1909 

Rev.  A.  J.   Crane   (Supply)    1910 

Rev.  H.   E.   Gurney   1911-1912 

Rev.  C.  H.  Little 1913-Present 

Memorial — A  memorial  to  Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner  was  pre- 
sented orally  by  Rev.  C.  M.  Boyd.  Dr.  Boyd  and  the  Rev.  N. 
R.  McGeachy  were  appointed  to  complete  the  memorial  and  put 
it  in  writing-.  Pending  the  adoption  of  this  memorial  Presby- 
tery observed  a  season  of  prayer  on  behalf  of  the  bereaved 
family.  The  prayer  was  led  by  the  Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy.  The 
memorial  was  adopted  by  a  rising  vote,  and  is  as  follows  : 

ARCHIE   JULIAN    WARNER 

The  Reverend  Archie  Julian  Warner  was  born  in  Atlanta,  Georgia, 
on  October  17,  1899,  the  son  of  Archie  Brayton  W-arner  and  Ada  EHzabeth 
Argo  Warner.  He  attended  Tech  Pligh  School  in  Atlanta  and  spent  one 
year  in  study  at  Davidson  College  In  1921  he  transferred  to  Emory 
University  and  graduated  in  1924  with  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Philoso- 
phy. Receiving  a  definite  call  to  enter  the  gospel  ministry,  Julian  enrolled 
as  a  student  at  Union  Theological  Seminary  in  Virginia  from  which  in- 
stitution he  received  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Divinity  in  the  spring 
of  1927. 

In  July,  1927,  Julian  Warner  was  licensed  and  ordained  by  Atlanta 
Presbytery  and  installed  as  pastor  of  the  Jackson  and  Fellt>wship  Churches 
in  Atlanta  Presbytery.  He  also  served  as  stated  supply  of  the  Friendship 
Church  from  1927  until  1930,  when  he  became  pastor  of  the  Barnsville,  Ga. 
Church.  In  1932  he  resigned  the  pastorate  of  the  Jackson,  Fellowship 
and  Barnesville  Churches  and  became  pastor  of  the  church  at  Thomas- 
ton,  Georgia,  where  he  served  until  1933.  at  which  time  Mr.  Warner  re- 
moved to  the  Capitol  View  Church  in  Atlanta,  Georgia.  After  a  pastorate 
of  seven  years  the  Tenth  Avenue  Church  of  Charlotte  called  him  as  their 
pastor,  and  in  1940  he  began  his  work  in  that  church  and  in  Mecklenburg 
Presbytery.  In  October,  1943,  he  became  ill  and  was  called  to  his  eternal 
reward  on   Saturday,   March   18,   1944. 

Mr.  Warner  was  first  married  to  Miss  Mary  Lou  Watts  on  September 

'4,  1924.     She   died  on   December  13,   1932.    On  June  25,  1934  he  married 

Miss   Grace   Caswell  of   R'oopville,   Georgia,  who   survives    him.     In   addi- 


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tion  to  his  wife  he  is  survived  by  a  son,  Ronald  and  a  daughter,  Rebecca, 
his  mother,  Mrs.  Ada  Argo  Warner,  two  sisters,  Mrs.  Joseph  Jensen  and 
Mrs.  W.  L.  Byrd,  and  two  brothers,  Arthur  and  H.  M.  Warner. 

JuHan  was  a  faithful  preacher  of  the  Gospel  of  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ. 
•Jie  was  always  ready  to  use  every  opportunity  that  came  his  way  to 
tell  others  of  his  Saviour  who  had  done  so  much  for  him  and  who 
meant  so  much  to  him.  His  particular  gift  seemed  to  be  that  of  pastor. 
He  was  always  visiting  in  the  homes  not  onl}^  of  his  members  but  through- 
out the  whole  community,  especially  where  there  was  any  particular  need 
or  crisis.  The  author  of  this  Memorial  had  the  privilege  of  serving 
the  Jackson  group  of  churches  the  year  after  Julian  left  and  he  found 
the  people  devoted  to  their  former  pastor,  because  he  had  so  intimately 
shared  with  them  in  their  hopes  and  fears,  joys  and  sorrows  because  he 
had  brought  them  comfort  and  blessing  through  his  bringing  to  them 
the  Christ. 

The  majority  of  the  last  six  months  of  Mr.  Warner's  life  was  spent 
in  the  hospital  and  here,  as  elsewhere,  the  genuineness  of  his  faith 
and  the  radiance  of  his  knowledge  of  his  Lord  made  themselves  felt. 
Nurses,  doctors,  employees  of  every  station  bear  testimony  to  the  bless- 
ings his  stay  amongst  them  brought  and  to  the  quickening  to  their  faith 
his  faith  gave. 

He  was  not  only  faithful  in  his  preaching  and  pastoral  work,  but 
he  was  also  a  loyal  and  able  Presbyter.  His  loyalty  was  shown  in  his 
regular  attendance  upon  the  Church  Courts  and  his  diligent  labors  upon 
the  various  Committees  to  which  he  was  assigned.  The  esteem  in  which 
his  brethren  held  him  is  shown  in  his  being  elected  Stated  Clerk,  but 
he  was  never  permitted  to  fill  this  office  because  of  his  failing  health. 

Funeral  services  for  Mr.  Warner  were  conducted  at  the  Tenth  Ave. 
Church  on  Sunday.  March  19,  by  Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.,  assisted  by 
*R'ev.  J.  A.  Brawley  of  the  Glenwood  A,  R,  P.  Church  and  Rev.  W.  M. 
Boyce  of  the  First  A,  R,  P,  Church;  and  the  interment  was  in  Greenwood 
Cemetery,  Atlanta,'  Georgia,  the  services  there  being  conducted  by  the 
Rev.  Harold  C,   Smith   and  Rev,   Stuart   R,  Oglesby, 

The  Tenth  Ave.  Church,  Mecklenburg  Presbytery,  his  host  of  friends, 
and  his  beloved  family  has  sustained  a  great  loss  but  our  brother  knows 
infinite  gain,  being  in  the  presence  of  the  Saviour,  whom  he  loved  and 
served  so  faithfully. 

"Well  done,  thou  good  and   faithful  servent enter  thou   into 

the  joy  of  thy  Lord." 

Roll — The    following"   were   present    and   were    enrolled    or 
were  enrolled  during  the   meeting  of  Presbytery : 

Ministers— J.  W.  Grier,  C.  H.  Little,  J,  G.  Garth,  J.  W.  Stork,  J.  M. 
Walker.  W.  H.  Frazer,  Q,  N,  Huneycutt,  T,  F,  Huneycutt,  W.  H.  John- 
ston, B.  F.  Yandell,  J.  C.  Grier,  A.  T.  Taylor,  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.,  W.  B. 
Neill.  M,  R.  Gibson,  C,  D.  Whiteley,  R,  A.  Young,  C.  M.  Boyd, 
J.  S.  Sibley,  A.  H.  Key,  E.  V.  Wiley,  L.  T.  Gill  '  W.  1.  Howell,  Jr :, 
D,  K.  Snyder,  W.  C.  Smith,  C.  N.  Morrison,  W.  T.  Smith,  H.  B  .  Blakely, 
W,    R.   Buhler,   Jn,    R,    Rosebro,  A.   W.   Shaw,    F.    R.    McAlister,   N.    R. 


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McGeachy,  R.  H.  Stone,  R.  E,  Watts.  J.  Walton  Stewart  Jr.,  Wm.  A. 
Brown,  W.  A.  Alexander,  Paul  P.  Thrower,  J.  L.  Griggs,  Holmes  Rolston, 
Robert  F.  Boyd,  Robert  Turner,  G.  Dana  Waters,  F.  C.  Debele,  Jr.,  C.  G. 
McClure,   Geo.   F.   Houck,   H.   E.   Carter.   F.   C.   Pratt.— 50. 

Ruling  Elders — A.  L.  Collins,  Altan ;  Ross  Reid,  Amay  James;  B.  F. 
Carter  Jr.,  Badin ;  L  D.  Crowell,  Bethlehem;  W.  J.  Koney,  Biscoe; 
M.  A.  Pearce,  Caldwell  Memorial;  C.  F.  McPherson,  Camp  Greene; 
J.  A.  McDonald,  Candor;  C.  B.  Choat,  Central  Steele  Creek;  Robt. 
Glasgow  Jr.,  Charlotte  First;  Everett  P.  Nisbet,  Charlotte  Second; 
W.  W.  Kiser.  Commonwealth;  W.  D.  McClure,  Cooks  Memorial;  J.  H 
McRae,  Ellerbe ;  J.  E.  McLauchlin,  Hamlet;  E.  V.  Kerns,  Hopewell; 
L.  S.  Bingham,  Huntersville ;  E.  J.  Stinson,  Indian  Trail;  C.  W.  Allred, 
Macedonia;  B.  W.  Alexander,  Mallard  Creek;  J.  C.  Dean,  Marshville; 
G.  C.  Alexander,  Matthews ;  A,  M.  Cathey,  AlcGee ;  W.  A.  Henderson, 
Monroe  First;  I.  L.  Wall,  Morven ;  R.  L.  Martin,  Mt.  Gilead;  L.  A. 
Marshall,  Mulberry;  J.  W.  Thompson,  Jr.,  Myers  Park.  J.  H.  Stewart, 
Nevin;  B.  B.  Young,  North  Charlotte.  F.  A.  Wentz,  Norwood;  W.  D. 
Vandenburgh,  Pageland;  R.  W.  Summerville,  Paw  Creek;  W.  M.  Junker, 
Phildelphia;  W.  A.  Rogers,  Pineville ;  M.  J.  Dean,  Plaza;  P.  P.  Patterson, 
Providence ;  J.  R.  Currence,  Pleasant  Hill ;  J.  W.  Craig,  Jr.,  St.  Andrews  ; 
,Nat.  C.  White,  St.  Paul ;  E.  G.  Cochran,  Selwyn  Ave. ;  W.  F.  Baker,  Sharon ; 
Page  Price,  Siler ;  James  R.  Perry,  Six  Mile  Creek;  Rufus  Grier,  Steele 
Creek ;  Fred  L.  Gibbon,  Sugaw  Creek ;  O.  L.  Efird.  Tabernacle ;  E.  L. 
Wingate,  Thomasboro;  S.  S.  Safirt,  Troy;  J.  V.  Mullis,  Unionville ; 
C.  A.  Bland,  Wadesboro ;  A.  B.  Norwood,  Walkersville ;  R.  J.  Belk, 
Waxhaw;  R.  L.  Smith,  West  Ave.;  P.  S.  Gilchrist,  Westminster;  J.  L 
Hutchison,   Williams    Memorial;    H.    F.    Porter,    Wilmore. — 59, 

Visiting  Brethren — The  following-  were  introduced  to  Pres- 
bytery and  invited  to  sit  as  visiting  brethren.  Rev.  W.  H. 
Goodman,  Concord  Presbytery ;  Rev.  Jonas  Barclay,  Orange 
Presbytery;  Rev.  Coyte  Hunter,  Kings  Mountain  Presbytery; 
Chaplain   (Capt.)  George  M.  Picard,  Fayetteville  Presbytery. 

New  Elders — Ruling  Elders  in  attendance  upon  Presbytery 
for  the  first  time  were  introduced. 

Election  of  Moderator — The  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts,  who  was 
nominated  at  the  last  stated  session,  was  unanimously  elected 
to  serve  as  moderator  of  this  meeting. 

Report   of  Committee  on  Arrangements — The   Rev.   C,   H. 
Little  presented  the  following  report  of  the  Committee  on  Ar- 
ragements  which  was  adopted : 

Presbytery  will  convene  at  10:00  A.  M.,  take  recess  at  12:30  P.  M.,  re- 
convene at  2:00  P.  M.,  set  as  the  first  order  of  the  morning,  a  Report 
on  Queens  College ;  as  the  first  order  follov^ing  lunch  the  nomination 
of  the  Moderator,  the  second  order  the  consideration  of  the  Home  Mission 
Committe  Report  and  the  Popular  Meeting  on  Home  Missions,  the 
third  order  the  report  of  the  Committee  on  Christian  Education  and 
Ministerial  Relief,  for  other  business  follow  the  docket  as  outlined  by 
the  Stated   Clerk,  and  adjourn   at  will. 


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PRESBYTERY  OF  MECKLENBURG 

One    Hundred    Sixty-fourth    Stated    Session 
Sharon    Church 

Tuesday,  April   18,   1944—10:00   A.    M. 

1.  Opening  Sermon — Rev.  Hunter  B.  Blakely,  D.  D.,  Retiring  Moderator 

2.  The  Communion  of  the  Lord's   Supper  v 

3.  History   of    Sharon    Church — Rev.    C.    H.    Little 

4.  Memorial  to  Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner 

5.  Enrollment,   Members   of   Presbytery  and  Visiting   Brethren 

6.  Election  of   Moderator — Rev.   R.   E.   Watts.   Nominee 

7.  Report   of    Committee   on  Arrangements — Rev.    C.    H     Little 

8.  Appointment   of   Standing   Committees 

(1)  Bills   and  Overtures 

(2)  Judicial  Business 

(3)  Minutes   of   Synod 

(4)  Sessional    Records    (Chrmn.    for    Comm.    of    The    Whole) 

(5)  Resolutions 

9.  Communications 

10.  Queens   College — Dr.   Blakely 

n.   Reception  of   Ministers  and  Candidates 

12.  Reports  of  Permanent   Committees   and  Commissions 

(1)  Minister   and    His    Work — Rev.   Jn.   A.    Redhead,   D.    D. 

(2)  Women's  Work— Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  D.  D. 

(3)  Advisory   to   General   Sec'y — Dr.    Redhead 

13.  Report  of  Executive   Committee 

(1)  Presbytery's    Home    Missions — Rev.    Neill    R.    McGeachy 

14.  Reports  of  Special  Committees 

(1)  Defense    Service    Council — Rev.   Jas.   A.   Jones,    D.    D. 

(2)  Revision  of  the  Manual — Rev.  J.  G.  Garth,  D.  D. 

15.  Reports  of  Standing  Committees   (See  8,  above) 

16.  Popular   Meeting   on   Home    Missions — Rev.   N.   R.    McGeachy 

17.  Reports  of  Treasurers  and  Trustees 

18.  Unfinished  Business 

19.  New  Business 

20.  Place  of  Next   Meeting 

21.  Nomination  of   Moderator 

22.  Reading  and  Adoption  of  Minutes 

23.  Adjournment 

Changing^  Terms  of  Call — The  following-  requests  to  change 
terms  of  the  call  with  reference  to  pastor's  salaries  were  re- 
ceived : 

Selwyn  Ave.  from  $2700  to  $3000;  Monroe  First  from  $2700  to  $3000; 
Hamlet  from  $2400  to  $2700;  Westminster  from  $3000  to  $3300;  Caldwell 
Memorial  from  $4000  to  $4200;  Thomasboro  from  $2400  to  $3000;  St.  Paul 
from  $2100  to  $2400;  Commonwealth  from  $360  to  $600;  Hunters  villa 
from  $1500  to  $2000;  Wilmore  from  $2000  to  $2300;  Nevin  from  $1200 
to  $1300;  West  Ave.  from  $2400  to  $3000.  These  requests  were  granted 
as  of  April  1,  1944. 


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Minister  Dismissed — At   his    own   request   the   Rev.   T.    B. 

Anderson  was  granted  a  certificate  of  dismission  to  Congaree 
Presbytery. 

Excuse  For  Absence — Rev.  S.  M.  Inman  was  excused  from 
attendance  upon  this  meeting  of  Presbytery. 

Communicatians — A  letter  from  Rev.  A.  A.  Walker  con- 
cerning his  activities  was   received  as  information. 

Rev.  W.  A.  Nicholson  was  granted  permission  to  labor  out- 
side the   bounds   of  Presbytery  until  the   Fall   Meeting. 

Several  Communications  were  referred  to  the  appropriate 
committees. 

Dissolution  of  Pastorate — Rev.  A.  H.  Key  requested  Pres- 
bytery to  dissolve  the  pastoral  relation  existing  between  him- 
self and  the  Tabernacle  Church,  the  Church  concurring  in  the 
request.  The  request  was  granted  and  the  pastoral  relation 
dissolved   effective  immediately. 

Hour  For  Recess  Chani^ed' — The  hour  of  recess  for  lunch 
was  changed  from  12 :30  to  1 :00  P.  M. 

Special  Ordfer — The  review  of  Sessional  Records  was  set 
to  follow  the  first  order  of  the  morning. 

Standing^  Committees — ^The  Moderator  announced  the  ap- 
pointment of  Standing  Committees   as   follows : 

1.  Bill's  and  Overtures— H.  B.  Blakely.  F.  R.  McAlister,  M.  B.  Prince, 
Jr.,  E.  L.  Wingate. 

2.  Judicial  Business— W.  I.  Howell,  Jr.,  A.  T.  Taylor,  R.  A.  Young-, 
G,  Dana  Waters,  M.  J.  Dean. 

3.  Minutes  of  Synod — C.  N.  Morrison,  A.  H.  Key,  'D.  K.  Snyder, 
B.  F.  Yandell,  P.  S.  Gilchrist. 

4.  Sessional  Records — Paul  P.  Thrower.  J.  L.  Griggs. 

5.  Resolutions — F.  C.  Debele,  Jr.,  F.  C.  Pratt,  R.  A.   Grier. 

Queens  College — Rev.  H.   B.   Blakely,  President   of  Queens 

College,  presented  a  report  dealing  with  a  change  in  the  Charter 

of  the  College.     He  presented  the   following  recommendations 

which  were  adopted : 

WHEREAS,  the  Board  of  Trustees  of  Queens  College,  Incorporated 
adopted  a  resolution  at  their  January  25,  1944  meeting  finding  it  advisable 
that  the  corporation's  charter  be  rewritten  and  that  the  following  be 
adopted  as  its  new  charter:     (copy  of  new  charter  attached.), 

AND  WHEREAS,  the  said  Board  further  resolved  that  this  proposal 


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to  amend  the  charter  be  submitted  to  the  Mecklenburg,  Kings   Mountain, 
and    Granville    Presbyteries, 

AND  WHEREAS,  this  Presbytery  finds  that  the  best  interests  of 
the  College  and  the  Presbytery  will  be  served  if  the  said  amended 
charter  is   adopted. 

NOW  THEREFORE  BE  IT  RESOLVED  that  the  Mecklenburg 
Presbytery  approves  the  new  charter  for  Queens  College,  Incorporated, 
that  has  been  proposed,  and  respectfully  requests  that  the  Synod  of  North 
Carolina  go  on  record  as  being  willing  to  assume  the  duties  imposed 
upon  it  by  the  same. 

The  Committee  of  the  Whole — Presbytery  resolved  itself 
into  a  Committee  of  the  Whole  for  the  purpose  of  examining- 
the  Sessional  Records  under  the  leadership  of  Chairman  Paul 
P.  Thrower. 

Recess — The  Committee  of  the  Whole  rose,  and  the  Pres- 
bytery took  Recess  until  2:00  P.  M.,  following  prayer  by  the 
Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt. 

•  AFTERNOON  SESSION 

Presbytern  reconvened  at  2:00  P.  M-  and  was  led  in  prayer 
by  the  Rev.  C.  G.  McClure. 

Nomination  of  Moderator — As  the  first  order  following" 
lunch,  Presbytery  proceeded  to  the  nomination  of  the  Modera- 
tor for  the  next  Stated  Meeting.  The  Rev.  W-  T.  Smith  was 
nominated. 

Home  Missions  Commitee — The  Executive  Committee  on 
Home  Missions  presented  its  report  as  the  second  order.  The 
report  was  received  and  its  recommendations  considered  seria- 
tum.  Recommendations  One  and  Two  were  recommitted  for 
further  study.  Recommendations  Three  and  Four  were  adopt- 
ed. The  appropriation  for  the  Morgan  M^rnorial  Church 
was  changed  from  $300  to  $600-  The  report  as  a  whole  was 
.adopted  as  amended  and  Presbytery  was  led  in  prayer  for  its 
Home  Mission  Work  by  the  Rev.  R.  A.  Young.  The  report 
as   adopted   is  as   follows : 

Your  Executive  Committee  of  Home  Mission  respectfully  submits 
the  following  report  of  our  work  during  the  past  year.  We  are  rejoicing 
that  under  God's  blessing  we  have  many  items  of  progress  to  report, 
but  we  are  also  conscious  that  there  have  been  many  doors  of  opportunity 
opened  to  us  which  we  could  not  and  did  not  enter. 

Beginning  in  the   Charlotte   area  we  would  report   first   on   the  work 


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at  Fairview  Homes  (the  Housing  Project  for  Negroes).  Since  our  last 
report  we  have  installed  Rev.  Haley  Ellis  Carter  as  pastor  of  the  Amay 
James  Church  and  he  has  begun  his  work  at  the  housing  project.  A 
Sunday  School  is  being  conducted  each  Sunday  and  during  the  week 
a  woodworking  shop  is  being  conducted  for  the  benefit  of  the  boys  of 
the  project  and  surrounding  area.  This  shop  is  helping  to  solve  the 
problem  of  juvenile  delinquency  and  is  giving  Mr.  Carter  an  approach 
to  the  younger  members  of  the  community  that  should  prove  invaluable. 
The  Men's  Club  of  the  Myers  Park  Presbyterian  Church  has  adopted 
the  work  at  the  Fairview  Homes  as  their  project  and  has  raised  suffi- 
cient funds  to  assure  the  erection  of  the  first  unit  here  as  soon  as  per- 
mission is  forthcoming  from  the  War  Production  Board  in  Washington. 
A  new  NegrO'  Sunday  School  on  Shumann  Avenue,  off  York  Road,  has 
been  organized  by  Mrs.  Amy  James. 

At  Piedmont  Courts  the  work  under  Miss  Kathryn  Hunt  continues 
to  go  forward — Large  Sunday  School  every  Sunday  with  an  enrollment 
of  279,  a  vested  choir,  nursery  (in  cc»njunction  with  Project  Adminis- 
tration)— but  here  as  at  Fairview  Homes  the  great  need  is  an  adequate 
building.  As  many  of  you  doubtless  know,  we  have  secured  a  lot  ad- 
joining the  Piedmont  Courts  and  the  Home  Mission  Committee  has  set 
aside   this   project   as   the   next   undertaking   of   the    Committee. 

We  have  been  given  the  State  Street  Chapel  and  hav?  arranged  for 
its  continuance  under  the  supervision  of  St.  Andrew's  Presbyterian 
Church. 

The  work  at  South  Park  Chapel  is  progressing  well — Sunday  School 
is  held  every  Sunday  and  preaching  each  Sunday  morning.  The  chapel 
needs  a  full  time  pastor  and  would  very  quickly  become  self-supporting. 
The  women  are  eager  to  organize  an  Auxiliary. 

The  Chapel  on  Avondale  has  been  covered.  This  building  was  made 
possible  through  the  generosity  of  Mr.  Belk  who  gave  the  lot  and  pur- 
chased an  old  school  building  in  South  Carolina  which  has  been  used 
in  the  construction  of  the  Chapel.  The  Home  Mission  Emergency 
Fund    has    given    $500.00   for    this    work. 

The  title  deeds  for  the  lot  on  Magnolia  Ave.  on  McDonald  Heights 
have  been  cleared  and  the  Men's  Club  of  the  Second  Presbyterian 
Church  has  adopted  this  work  for  the  year.  Funds  are  available  for  the 
construction  of  the  chapel  and  we  await  permission  from  Washington 
to   begin    building. 

The  Unity  Chapel  jointly  sponsored  by  the  Wadesboro  Church  and 
the  Home  Mission  Committee  has  been  dedicated.  The  Home  Mission 
Committee   gave  $225.00  toward  this   building  and   some   lumber. 

An  outpost  Sunday  School  has  been  organized  after  a  survey  by 
Dr.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt  in  the  Mint  Hill  community.  This  work  is  now 
being    sponsored   by    the    Philadelphia    Church. 

Since  our  last  report  the  Selwyn  Ave.  Presbyterian  Church  has 
gone  entirely  on  self-support — last  year  Robinson,  this  year  Selwyn 
Avenue.  Our  hope  and  plan  is  that  more  churches  each  year  will  reach 
this  goal. 


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Last  summer  the  Vacation  Fund  was  inaugurated  and  proved  a  great 
success.  Fourteen  of  our  workers  spent  from  a  week  to  ten  days  in 
Montreat  as  guests  of  the  Committee  and  this  has  proved  to  be  a 
challenge  to  the  whole  Assembly. 

Perhaps  it  will  be  well  to  incorporate  some  results  of  the  Home 
Mission  Emergency  Fund  in  this  report.  The  first  year  the  funds  were 
used  in  employing  a  worker  in  the  defense  areas.  At  Stonewall  Jack- 
son Homes  at  Morris  Field  a  flourishing  Sunday  School  was  begun 
and  is  continuing  The  lot  at  Piedmont  Courts  was  secured  with  the 
remainder  of  the  funds.  This  year  $500.00  was  given  us  to  be  used  in 
Avondale  Chapel.  This  is  in  a  community  where  there  can  soon  be  a 
full-time    church. 

Our  Committee  is  happy  to  report  that  every  request  for  aid  that 
has    come    before    us    this   year   has    been    granted. 

Our  gratitude  is  expressed  to  the  Religious  Education  Committee 
for  the  continued  support  of  the  work  at  Piedmont  Courts  and  in  the 
sending  of  the  Mecklenburg  Presbyterian  into  every  home   in  our  church. 

The  Church  and  Manse  Building  Fund  continues  to  grow -and  this 
vear  we  received  $2,800.00  and  several  new  members.  Auxiliaries  have 
contributed   their   funds    over   their   budgets    as    follows : 


Paw   Creek 

$10.00 

Indian   Trail 

$10.00 

Mulberry 

$10  00 

Cook's  Mem'l 

5.00 

Charlotte    1st 

50.00 

Hamlet 

5.00 

Brainerd 

2.50 

Huntersville 

22.00 

Thomasboro 

25.00 

Roberdell 

7.00 

Troy 

10.00 

C  Steele   Ck. 

10.00 

M-arshville 

5.00 

Locust 

.     1.00 

Mark's    Creek 

5.00 

Steele    Creek 

25 

Myers   Park 

25.00 

Sugaw  Creek 

75.00 

Hopewell 

32.00 

Ramah 

5.00 

St.   Paul 

5.00 

Monroe  First 

50.00 

Sharon 

5.00 

Morven 

25.00 

Waxhaw 

5.00 

St.  Andrews 

10.00 

Commonwealth 

5.00 

Philadelphia 

6.07 

Pineville 

5.00 

Providence 

5.00 

Our  Sub-Committee  on  Enlistment  of  Men  is  seeking  the  right  men 
to  fill  our  vacant  fields.  Dr.  Walter  Walsh  is  accepting  the  work  in 
the  Morven  group  and  Mr.  R.  L.  McBath  the  Ellerbe  field. 

We    offer    the    following   recommendations : 

1.  Lee    Park   and  Benton   Heights    (grouped) 

2.  Alton-Bethany  (grouped) 

3.  Unionville  and  Stephenson    (grouped) 

4.  Appropriations  as     follows : 

FieM 

Amay    James — Fairview 

Altan — Bethany 

Benton    Heights — Lee    Park 

Commonwealth 

Bethlehem 

Ellerbe 

Indian   Trail 

Locust 

Morgan   Memorial 


Salary 

M.  A.  F. 

$1200.00 

$81.00 

600.00 

48.00 

1400.00 

105.00 

720.00' 

54.00 

'    800.00 

60.00 

875.00 

65.63 

800.00 

60.00 

lOOOlOO 

75.00 

600.00 

22.50 

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Morven 

Marston 

Marshville 

North    Charlotte 

Roberdell 

Pageland 

Piedmont  Courts 

Six    Mile    Creek 

Troy 

Unionville-Stephenson 

Walkersville 

Edgar   Goodwin    (Shuman   Ave.) 

Book  Fund 

For   art   slides 

Contingent    Fund 

City    Extension 

Ellerbe    Indebtedness 

Building  and  Loan  (Newell) 

Monroe    First 


Grand  Total 


800.00 

60.00 

800.00 

60.00 

780.00 

58.50 

1000.00 

75.00 

800.00 

60.00 

900.00 

67.50 

900.00 

175.00 

13.12 

900.00 

67.50 

600.00 

48.00 

480.00 

120.00 

100.00 

V 

50.00 

-   500.00 

2400.00 

180.00 

165.00 

99.00 

600.00 

$20,264.00 


$1328.00 
$21,592.00 


Respectfully  submitted, 

Neill  R.   McGeachy,  Chairman 


FINANCIAL   REPORT   OF    MECKLENBURG   PRESBYTERY'S 
HOME    MISSION    COMMITTEE 

R.    H.    Stone,    Treasurer 

For  the  year  ending  April  11,  1944: 

RECEIPTS: 

Balance   April    9,    1943    $6,807.69 

Benevolent   Account  22,713.79 

Belk    Brothers    Company  791.67 

W.    H.    Bel'k  3,150.00 

Caldwell    Memorial    Church  1,100.00 

Caldwell     Memorial     Men's     Club  60.00 

Charlotte    Second    Men's    Club  10.75 

W.    P.    Moore  325.00 

J.    M.    Oldham  83.33 

F.    C.    Pratt                      •  37.50 

Home    Mission    Emergency  69.70 

H.     L.     Reaves     (Honorarium)  10.00 

Commercial    National    Bank    (Dividends)  22.00 

Vacation    Fund  397.98 

Special    for     Piedmont     Courts    lot  61.01 

Presbytery's    Committee    of    Religious  Ed,           487.50 

Sale   of   materials  6.00 


Total    Receipts    $36,733.92 


$36,733.92 


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DISBURSEMENTS: 

For    salaries,    supplies,    etc. 

16,552.81 

Victory    and    Withholding    Taxes 

188.18 

M.   A.   F.   dues 

900.28 

Lots    for   new    churches 

4,750.00 

New  buildings — Unity 

$225.00 

South  Park 

844.00 

Avondale 

329.53 

Commonwealth 

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Manse 

683.00 

Shop 

49.11 

2,130.64 

Home   Mission   Emergency   Campaign 

46.24 

THE  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERIAN         169.73 

Books    for    Ministers 

100.75 

Ellerbe   indebtedness 

147.57 

Newell    B.    &    L. 

180.00 

Insurance 

25.24 

Administrative 

300.00 

Vacation  Fund 

_^^ 

384.35 

Paint  and  Repair — Unionville 

$150.00 

Siler 

25.00 

Locust 

25.00 

Salem 

100.00  300.00 

Marshville  indebtedness 

300.00 

Tearing  down  and  moving  school 

I  bldg. 

247.80 

Tent 

253.36 

Other   expenses 

157.43 

Total    disbursements  $27,134.38  27,134.38 


Balance  in  Commercial  National  Bank  $  9,599.54 

It  has  been  my  privilege  to  examine  the  books  of  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone, 
General  Secretary  of  Mecklenburg  Prsbytery,  for  the  church  year  1943-44, 
as   follows : 

Presbytery's   Home    Mission    Committee 
Presbytery's    Benevolence    Account 
Presbytery's  Church  and  Manse  Building  Fund 
Presbytery's   Offce 
I  have  found  these  four  accounts   accurately  and   neatly   handled ;    in 
perfect  balance,  and  in  balance  with  the  bank ;  with  all  salary  and  bene- 
volence-cause checks  issued  on  date  due. 

Respectfully    submitted 

SADIE  GR'IER  GARTH 

Popular  Meeting  on  Home  Missions —  In  the  Popular 
Meeting-  on  Hom,e  Missions,  Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy,  Chairman 
of  Presbytery's  Home  Missions  Committee,  addressed  the  Pres- 
bytery on  this  subject. 

Manual  Revision  Delayed^-The  report  of  the  Special  Com- 
mittee on  Revising-  the  Manual  was  docketed  for  the  next  Stated 
Meeting. 


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Committee  on  Christian  Education  and  Ministerial  Relief — 

The  permanent  Committee  on  Christian  Education  and  Minis- 
terial Relief,  as  the  third  order,  presented  its  report  which  was 
read  and,  with  its  recommendations,  adopted.  This  report  is 
as   follows : 

The  Committee  on  Christian  Education  and  Ministerial  Relief 
recommends  that  the  following  applications  for  relief  be  approved  and 
sent  to  the  General  Assembly's  Committee  on  Christian  Education  and 
Ministerial   Relief.     The  amounts   are   given   on   a   yearly   basis. 

Mrs.  Isabel  Sterrett  Anderson  $240.00 

Mrs.  Mary  Alice    Malloy   Berryhill  240.00 

Mrs.  Reilman    Sanders    Caldwell  240.00 

Mrs.  Elinor    Smith    Caligan  240.00 

Rev.  William    B.    Steele     Chandler  480.00 

Mrs.  Alice    Walker    Cochran  240.00 

Rev.  William    C.     Foster  480:00 

Mrs.  Mary  Eleanor   (Bills)   Porter  Gurney  240.00 

Miss  Elise  Hardin  144.00 

Mrs.  Mary   Torrance    Moore  240.00 

Rev.  Morris   Elmore   Peabody  420.00 

Mrs.  Al,ay  J.  D.  Wyly  Query  180.00 

Mrs.  Lillian   Blanche   Buford  Underwood  240.00 

We  recommend  that  Presbytery  certify  to  the  continuing  need 
of    Rev.    Robert    James    Mcllwaine    who    is    honorably    retired. 

We  recommend  that  a  certificate  of  dismissal  to  the  Presbytery 
of   Charleston   be   granted   to   candidate    E.    H.   Overcash. 

We  wish  to  report  that  there  is  at  present  a  balance  of  $853,83  in 
the  Alexander  fund.  A  gift  of  $45.00'  has  been  made  from  this  fund 
to  candidate  Edgar  Goodwin.  The  books  of  this  fund  have  been  audited 
by   Rev.   R.   H.   Stone   and   found   in   order.     Date   April    14,   1944. 

Candidates  Oren  Moore  Jr.,  and  Robert  L.  McBath  were  presented 
to  Presbytery  for  licensure.  Candidate  Carl  G.  Howie  was  presented 
for   Ordination. 

HOLMES  ROLSTON..  Chrmn. 

Candidates  Received — R.  L.  McBath,  a  candidate  for  the 
ministry,  was  received  by  letter  of  transfer  from  East  Hanover 
Presbytery. 

Candidates  Examined  for  Licensure —  Candidates  Oren 
Moore  Jr.,  Carl  G.  Howie,  and  R.  L.  McBath  applied  for  licen- 
sure. The  examination  on  Experimental  Religion  was  con- 
ducted by  the  Moderator  and  sustained  as  satisfactory  part  of 
trial.  Academic  and  Seminary  diplomas  were  accepted  in  lieu 
of  the  examinations  in  Academic  Studies  and  the  Original 
Languages.     The    usual    examinations    in    Theology,     English 


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Bible,  Church  Government  and  the  Sacraments  were  sus- 
tained as  satisfactory.  The  Thesis,  Exerg-esis,  and  Popular 
Lectures  were  accepted  as  satisfactory  on  the  recommendation 
of  the  Committee  on  Christian  Education.  The  sermons  of 
Candidates  Moore.  Howie,  and  McBath  were  set  for  hearing" 
during-  the  evening"  session. 

Minister  Received — ^The  Rev.  Jonas  Barclay  presented  a 
certificate  of  membership  and  transfer  from  Orang-e  Presbytery 
and  applied  for  admission  into  the  membership  of  this  Presby- 
tery. After  the  usual  examinations  which  were  sustained  as 
satisfactory,  he  was  enrolled  as  a  member  of  Mecklenburg- 
Presbytery  upon  sig^ning  the  obligations  required  of  its  mem- 
bers by  the  Presbytery. 

Hour  for  Recess  Set — 6:00  P.  M.  was  set  as  the  hour  for 
supper. 

Committee  on  Women's  Work — The  Permanent  Committee 
on  Women's  Work  made  a  verbal  report  through  its  chairman 
the  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker.  As  a  part  of  the  report  Mrs.  W.  E. 
Meares,  President  of  Mecklenburg  Presbyterial,  was  listened 
to  with  interst.  The  Moderator  and  the  Chairman  of  the  Com- 
mittee were  appointed  to  represent  the  Presbytery  at  the 
Presbyterial  Meeting  in  Albemarle  on  May  third  and  to  bear 
its  greetings. 

Presbytery's  Expense  Fund  Remitted — The  Newell  Church 

was  relieved  of  its  arrearage  on  Presbytery's  Expense  Fund  upon 
payment   of   assessments   for   the  past   three   years. 

Synod's  Moderator  Recognized — Ruling  Elder  W.  E.  Price, 
Moderator  of  the  Synod  of  North  Carolina,  was   recognized. 

Advisory  Committee — Ruling  Elder  W.  E.  Price  presented 
the  report  of  the  Permanent  Committee,  Advisory  to  the  Gen- 
eral Secretary.     This  report  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows  : 

The  office  of  the  General  Secretary  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery  is 
now  beginning  its  fourth  year  and  it  is  the  purpose  of  this  report  to  in- 
form the  Presbytery  of  its  work  for  the  past  year. 

During  the  year  we  added  to  our  permanent  equipment.  Doubtless 
it  can  be  said  that  ours  is  the  best  equipped  Presbytery's  Office  in  the 
General  Assembly.  We  have  two  rooms  at  116  West  Third  St.  In 
addition  to  the  usual  office  fixtures  we  have  a  power  driven  grapho- 
type,  an  electrically  operated  Addressograph,  two  large  metal  cabinets 
containing  more  than  seven  thousand  addresses,  a  mimeograph,  and  a 
metal  cabinet  stand  together  with  a  mimeograph. 


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A   Business   Office 

We  would  call  your  attention  to  the  fact  that  your  office  is  a  business 
office.  Four  bank  accounts  handled  more  than  $111,000.00.  In  the 
set-up  we  can  receive  and  disburse  any  benevolent  money  that  the 
churches  give.  The  first  of  each  month  remittance  in  full  is  made  to 
each  of  the  regular  thirteen  benevolent  causes  and  to  any  miscellaneous 
causes. 

Each  year  there  is  a  growing  appreciation  for  the  facilities  of  the 
office   on   the   part   of   the    churches. 

Your  office  receives  and  sends  out  hundreds  of  checks.  There  are 
forms  to  be  filled  out  for  the  Collector  of  Internal  Revenue  and  remit- 
tance to  be  made  to  the  Ministers'  Annuity  Fund  for  the  Home  Mission 
Committee. 

A  Printing  Office 

There  is  a  growing  demand  for  your  office  as  a  printing  establish- 
ment. During  the  year  many  quires  of  stencils  are  used  and  thousands 
of  reproductions  of  letters  and  forms  are  made.  That  more  than  $100.00 
was  spent  in  postage  is  an  index  of  the  large  volume  of  work  that  goes 
from    the   office. 

The  Executive  Committees  of  the  Presbytery  and  the  Presbyterial 
Auxliary   use   the   office   to   serve   their   needs   in   this   sphere. 

THE  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERIAN  is  now  in  its  fourth 
year  of  publication.  The  copy  is  prepared  for  a  commercial  printer  and 
the  printing  is  all  done  in  the  office.  There  had  to  be  a  second  printing 
of  the  last  issue  as  the  original  seven  thousand  was  insufficient  to  go 
to  our  constituency. 

A    Promotional   Office 

There  are  a  number  of  causes  of  the  church  that  are  promoted  through 
the  office.  There  has  been  a  decided  advance  in  the  young  people's  work 
since  Miss  Mary  Jean  McFadyen,  President  of  the  Young  People  of  the 
Presbytery,  has  become  office  secretary.  She  is  in  frequent  contact 
with  members  of  her  council  and  makes  addresses  at  local  Leagues. 

A  glance  at  the  book  of  Benevolences  will  show  that  there  has  been 
a  marvelous  increase  in  the  frequency  with  which  local  treasurers  remit 
their  funds.  The  Honor  Roll  of  Treasurers  (who  remit  each  month)  is 
growing. 

During  the  year  a  great  deal  of  Presbyterian  publicity  goes  out  to 
the  secular  and  Church  papers.  Our  own  Presbytery's  paper  is  now 
reaching  practically  all  of  the  homes  within  the  Presbytery.  It  is  a 
great  promotional   quarterly. 

Increasingly  helpful  to  the  workers  are  the  Daily  Vacation  Bible 
School  Institutes.  Under  the  direction  of  Mrs.  E.  G.  Cochrane  these  are 
being   promoted   by   this   office. 

Your    Advisory   Committee    feels    that    the    office    has    had    a   share    in 

'promoting   the    number   and    quality    of   the    Bible    Schools    that   are    held 

during   the  vacation   season.     We   now   lead   the  Assembly   in   the   number 

of    schools.     This    has    not    always    been    so.     To    our    efficient    secretary 

must   be  given   much   credit. 


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The  cause  of  Evangelism  is  likewise  promoted.  During  the  year  a 
simultaneous  evangelistic  campaign  was  instituted  in  three  of  the  churches 
of  the  Roberdell  group.  The  secretary  has  assisted  two  pastors  in  evan- 
g,elistic    meetings. 

The  whole  cause  of  Sunday  School  and  Church  Extension  is  always 
uppermost.  Our  Executive  Committees  are  frequently  committing  some 
work  of  this   nature  to  the  office   personnel. 

As  an  aid  to  this  your  office  has  been  successfully  promoting  the 
Church  and  Manse  Building  Fund.  Last  year  it  secured  nearly  $3,000!00 
for  new  buildings.  There  is  a  fine  interest  in  this  and  as  soon  as  govern- 
mental bans  and  restrictions  are  abolished  there  should  be  a  great  en- 
largement of  the  subscribers  and  their  help  to  our  post-war  program  of 
expansion. 

A    Counselling    Office 

A  number  of  Nominating  Committees  seeking  pastors  have  come  to 
your  office  for  information  and  counsel.  The  secretary  in  every  case 
has  been   glad  to  give   whatever  assistance   he   could. 

Some  of  the  younger  pastors  have  come  with  their  problems  to  the 
office  seeking  some  light  and  guidance.  In  some  cases  helpful  advice 
was    given. 

Aliss  McFadyen  almost  daily  is  in  conference  with  some  of  the  young 
people   or   Adult  Advisers.     She    is    of   tremendous    help    to    them. 

A    Preaching    and    Speaking    Service 

Both  the  General  Secretary  and  the  office  secretary  are  being  used 
every  Sunday  and  frequently  during  the  week.  Mr.  Stone  carries  a  full 
preaching  load  and  is  available  for  addresses  at  various  meetings.  Miss 
McFadyen  is  called  upon  to  lead  and  address  Auxiliar}^  and  Young  Peo- 
ple's groups. 

Recommendations 

Our  recommendation  for  the  year  has  to  do  with  the  operating  bud- 
get. We  recommend  that  the  budget  for  the  year  be  $5,605.00 — appor- 
tioned as  follows  : 

General    Secretary's  salary                                 $3,000.00 

Car   allowance  300.00 

Office  Secretary  1,500.00 

Minister's    Annuity  225.00 

Office  rent  180.00 

Office   expense  400.00 


$5,605.00 


We  would  call  your  attention  to  the  fact  that  last  year  our  budget 
was  $5,305.00.  The  total  receipts  were  $6,183.58.  The  total  disbursements 
were  $5,884.98.  with  a  balance  on  hand  of  $298.60.  As  will  be  seen  by  a 
glance  at  the  Financial  Report  a  portion  of  this  was  handled  to  accom- 
modate other  causes  and  does  not  represent  the  cost  of  the  office.  The 
apparent  excess  of  $48.00  in  office  expenses  was  reimbursed  by  agencies 
for   whom  work   was    done.     The   office   kept   within    its    budget. 


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Your  Committee  desires  to  express  its  appreciation  and  thanks  to 
the  Presbytery  for  its  fine  spirit  of  cooperation  and  support  during  the 
year  passed.  Your  Committee  also  wants  to  express  to  our  General 
Secretary.  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  and  Miss  Mary  Jean  McFadyen  our  sincere 
appreciation  for  the  fine  spirit  of  helpfulness  and  cooperation  which  they 
are  so  ready  and  willing  to  give  to  any  and  all  ministers,  churches,  Com- 
mittees, Auxiliaries,  Young  People's  groups  for  the  advancement  of  the 
Kingdom. 

Respectfully    submitted, 

ADVISORY  COMMITTEE. 

By  W.  E.  Price,  For  the  Chairman, 
Dr.  J.A.Redhead 

Conumission  an  The  Minister  and  His  Work — The  Commis- 
sion on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  presented  the  following" 
report  which  was  admitted  to  the  record : 

The  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work  in  Mecklenburg  Pres- 
bytery,   respectfully    submits    the    following    report : 

Since  the  last  meeting  of  Presbytery  the  Commission  has  held  twO' 
meetings  at  which  the  following  matters  were  considered  and  disposed  of: 

Rev.  David  Woodward  was  approved  as  temporary  supply  for  Tenth 
Avenue. 

The  name  of  Rev.  Neil  E.  Truesdale,  Pastor  of  Avondale  Church,. 
Atlanta,  Ga.,  was  approved  for  a  call  to  Hopewell  Church. 

The  name  of  Rev.  Walter  M.  Walsh  of  Big  Stone  Gap,  Virginia,  was 
approved  for  a   call  to  the   Morven   Group  of   Churches. 

The  name  of  Rev.  S.  A.  Ewart  of  Blackstock,  S,  C,  was  approved  for 
a  call  to  the  Locust  and  Oakboro  Group  of  Churches. 

The  name  of  Rev.  Mr.  A.  M.  McGinnis  of  Albemarle  was  approved 
for    temporary    supply    work. 

The  Commission  took  cognizance  of  the  fact  that  Bethel  and  Cor- 
nelius Churches  are  without  a  pastor  and  it  was  ordered  that  these 
churches  be  urged  to  take  steps  to  secure  a  pastor. 

The  call  of  Ellerbe,  Norman  and  Mt,  Cartnel  Churches  to  Mr.  R.  L. 
McBath  was  approved  and  sent  to  Presbytery  with  recommendation  that 
it  be  placed  in   Mr.    McBath's   hands. 

The    call    of    Newell    Church    to    Rev.    F.    Clyde    Pratt    was    approved 
'  and   sent   to    Presbytery  with   recommendation    that   it   be    placed    in    Mr. 
Pratt's    hands. 

The  call  of  Lilesville,  Camden  and  Morven  Churches  to  Rev.  W.  M. 
Walsh,  D.  D.,  was  approved  and  sent  to  Presbytery  with  recommendation 
that  it  be  placed  in  Dr.  Walsh's  hands. 

Respectfully    submitted, 

R.  H.  STONE,  For  Chairman 


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Commission  Appointed — A  call  from  the  Newell  Church 
for  the  pastoral  services  of  the  Rev,  F.  C  Pratt,  having  been 
approved  by  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His  Work, 
was  placed  in  his  hands  and  accepted  by  him.  The  following- 
Commission  was  appointed  to  install  Mr.  Pratt  as  pastor  of 
the  Newell  Church : 

Rev.  Diana  Waters  to  preside  and  propound  the  constitutional  ques- 
tions;  'Rev.  Robt.  F.  Boyd  to  preach;  Ruling  Elder  Vernon  Patterson  to 
charge  the  Pastor;  Ruling  Elder  Robt.  Glasgow  to  charge  the  congrega- 
tion; Rev.  Fred  C.  Debele  and  Rev.  B.  F.  Yandell  to  complete  the  Com- 
mission. 

Three  ministers  and  one  ruling  elder  were  set  as  a  quorum. 

Presbytery's  Evangelist — Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt  made  a 
verbal   report  as   Evangelist  of   Presbytery. 

Synod's  Defence  Service  Council — The  Special  Committee 
on  the  work  of  Synod's  Defence  Service  Council  made  a  report. 
This  report,  with  its  recommendations  was  adopted,  and  is 
as  follows : 

WORK   OF    THE    DEFENSE    SERVICE    COUNCIL 

With  over  10,000,000  men  and  women  in  the  Armed  forces,  the  church 
must  do  something  for  their  spiritual  welfare.  With  thousands  of 
members  of  the  Southern  Presbyterian  Church  in  the  Armed  Forces, 
the  denomination  must  do  all  in  its  power  to  maintain  the  tie  with  them 
and  to  minister  to  them  in  every  way  possible. 

The  Government  supports  Chaplains,  whose  duty  it  is  to  minister  to  the 
religious  needs  of  the  men  in  the  Armed  Forces.  Something  over  230 
now — more  going  in — Chaplains  from  the  Southern  Presbyterian  Church 
are  in  service.  The  denomination  must  provide  the  right  sort  of  Qiap- 
lains,  keep  in  touch  with  them  and  help  them  in  every  way  possible. 
There  are  inter-denominational  agencies  such  as  the  Federal  Council  of 
Churches,  a  commission  on  Army  and  Navy  Chaplains,  The  Service 
Men's  Christian  League,  that  exist  to  bring  the  united  forces  of  Protest- 
antism into  the  ministry  to  the  service  men.  The  Southern  Presbyterian 
denomination  should  cooperate  with  these  agencies  and  bear  their  pro- 
portionate share  of  the  expense. 

Suitable  literature  must  be  written,  published  and  made  available  for 
Chaplains  and  the  men  and  women  in  the  forces.  Churches  must  be 
inspired,  guided,  and  helped  in  ministering  to  their  own  men  and  women 
in  the  service. 

This  whole  effort  by  the  Southern  Presbyterian  Church  must  be 
planned,  directed,  and   promoted. 

ALL  OF  THESE  FUNCTIONS  ARE  PE^RFORMED  BY  THE  DE- 
FENSE SERVICE  COUNCIL  OF  THE  GENERAL  ASSEMBLY  WHICH 
MAINTAINS   AN    OFFICE    IN    RICHMOND    WITH    A    FULL    TIME 


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DIRECTOR,  The  Council  itself  is  composed  of  Rev.  B.  "R.  Lacy,  D.  D., 
Piesident  of  Union  Theological  Seminary  as  chairman,  and  one  representa- 
tive  from   each   of   the    seventeen    Synods    of   the   church. 

*  *  *  *  *  * 

Within  the  state  of  North  Carolina  there  are  between  twenty-five 
and  thirty  places  where  military  personnel  are  stationed. .They  vary 
in  size  from  Fort  Bragg  with  the  capacity  for  over  100,000  to  small  Coast 
Guard   units    of   about    100  or   less. 

In  these  camps  it  is  primarily  the  duty  of  Chaplains  to  provide  religious 
services  to  the  men  and  women  inside  the  camps.  It  is  the  business  of 
the  church  primarily  to  do  all  that  is  possible  to  provide  a  religious 
ministr}^  for  them  and  for  their  families  in  the  areas  near  the  camps. 
The  church  also  has  a  large  opportunity  in  helping  the  Chaplains  in 
North  Carolina  and  in  sugplemepting  the  work  of  the  Chaplains  in  those 
camps  where  there  are  no  Chaplains  or  not  sufficient  number  to  provide 
the    service    needed. 

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According  to  the  plan  of  the  organization  of  this  work  there  is, 
in  addition  to  the  General  Assembly's  Council,  a  Council  in  each  Synod 
which  carries  on  the  work  within  that  Synod.  The  Defense  Council  of 
the  Synod  of  North  Carolina  does  the  following  things :  first,  provides 
wherever  it  can  for  a  religious  ministry  in  the  areas  near  the  camps 
within  the  state.  In  some  of  these  areas,  we  have  strong  Presbyterian 
Churches  which  are  able  to  do  this  work  without  financial  help  from 
the  Council  and  some  of  them  are  doing  it  in  a  splendid  way.  In  other 
places,  the  Presbyterian  Church  is  so  small  or  perhaps  non-existent,  that 
if  this  ministry  is  rendered  at  all,  it  must  be  done  by  the  Synod,  and  in 
other  places,  strong  churches  have  such  a  heavy  load  to  carry  that  they 
must  have  help  from  the  Synod.  The  Synod's  Council  employs  workers 
and  extends  financial  aid  to  churches  that  need  it  in  their  work  with 
men  and  women  in  the  Armed  Forces.  The  Synod's  Council  is  support- 
ing or  helping  to  support  six  ordained  ministers  who  are  engaged  in 
this  work,  and  is  also  supporting  or  helping  to  support  a  considerable 
number  of  Christian  women  who  are  doing  a  splendid  work  in  different 
places   of  the   Synod. 

The  Synod's  Council  helps  to  support  Service  Centers  of  one  kind 
or  another  at  New  Bern,  Goldsboro,  Jacksonville,  Carolina  Beach, 
Wrightsville  Beach.  Greensboro,  Fayetteville,  Fort  Bragg,  Southern  Pines, 
Aberdeen,  Laurinburg,  Monroe,  Hamlet,  Maxton.  Elizabeth  City  and 
Edenton. 

It  has  provided  and  will  continue  to  provide  preaching  service  in  a 
number  of  areas  where  Chaplains  could  not  serve  and  has  helped  the 
Chaplains  in  many  other  ways.  The  Synod's  Council  has  promoted  the 
effort  of  every  church  in  the  Synod  to  minister  to  its  own  men  in  the 
service  and  has  given  help  to  churches  in  this  respect  where  it  is  wanted. 

The  demand  for  this  type  of  service  is  increasing  and  will  continue 
to  increase  as  long  as  the  men  in  the  Armed  Forces  and  thefr^  families 
are  in   the  camps    of   North    Carolina. 

Its  value  is  indicated  by  this  paragraph  in  a  letter  from  a  sailor  to 
■one  of  our  pastors  who  is  carrying  on  his  work  by  the  help  of  the 
Council : 


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"Comes  now  the  time  for  me  to  thank  you,  and  through  you  those 
who  make  up  your  flock,  for  the  way  I  was  taken  in  and  made  to  feel 
that  I  belonged.  You  know  the  way  of  a  sailor,  while  not  always  hard, 
is  beset  on  all  sides  by  many  alluring  temptations.  I  hope  that  I  would 
have  mastered  these  in  any  event,  but  you  made  it  so  easy.  You  have 
cleared  the  way  for  me  wherever  I  may  go.  You,  and  your  people  have 
really  made  my  life  for  me.  If  I  possibly  can,  I'll  pass  on  a  bit  of  what 
you  gave  me,  and  if  I  help  anyone  to  be  more  like  the  man  his  mother 
wants   him   to  be,  will  that   be   repaying  you  ?     I   hope   so." 

That  paragraph  is  from  one  of  hundreds  of  letters  and  testimonials 
which  have  been  voluntarily  given  by  the  service  men. 

ALL  FUNDS  ARE  TO  BE  SENT  TO  THE  TREASURER  OF  THE 
ASSEMBLY'S  DEFENSE  SERVICE  COUNCIL  MR.  CHARLES  M. 
WATKINS,  410  ATLANTIC  LIFE  BUILDING,  RICHMOND,  VIRGINIA. 
907^-  OF  THE  RECEIPTS  OF  THIS  SYNOD  WILL  BE  RETURNED 
TO  THE  SYNOD  FOR  THE  WORK  OF  THE  SYNOD'S  COUNCIL. 
10%  WILL  BE  RETAINED  FOR  THE  WORK  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY'S 
COUNCIL. 

1.  We  recommend  that  Mecklenburg  Presbytery's  quota  for  1944-1945 
for  the  Defense  Service  Council  be  $7,500.00  and  that  the  quotas  for  the 
churches    be   the    same   as   last  year. 

2.  We  further  recommend  that  all  churches  within  the  Presbytery 
not  committed  to  take  an  offering  for  Alexander  Home  on  Mother's 
Day  receive  their  offering  on  that  day — May  14th,  and  that  those  churches 
which  are  so  committed  take  their  offerings  on  the  nearest  Sunday  that 
is    practical. 

JAMES  A.  JONES,  Chairman 

Report  of  Treasurer  of  Benevolences — Presbytery's  Treas- 
urer of  Benevolences  submitted  a  report  which  was  adopted 
and  is  as  follows  : 


FINANCIAL  REPORT  OF  R.  H.  STONE,  TREASURER  OF  BENEVO 

LENCES    OF    MECKLENBURG    PRESBYTERY    FOR    THE 

YEAR  ENDING  MARCH  31,  1944 

Cause 

Foreign     Missions 
Assembly's  Home  Missions 
Home    Mission    Emergency 
Christian    Education    and    Min.    Rel. 
Religious    Education    ajid    Publishing 
Assembly's   Training  School 
American     Bible     Society 
Synod's    Home    Missions 
Presbyterian    Orphans'    Home 
Educ.  Inst,  and  U.  T.  S. 
Religious    Education    in    Synod 
Presbytery's    Home     Missions 
Religious    Education    in    Presbytery 


Receipts 

Disbursements 

12,243.30 

12,243.30 

4,333.09 

4,333.09 

1,638.66 

1,638.66 

2,460.64 

2,460.64 

1,384.85 

1,384.85 

348.67 

348.67 

274.36 

274.36 

2,194.98 

2,194.98 

2,775.85 

2,775.85 

6,016.34 

6,016.34 

1,531.55 

1,531.55 

22,713.79 

22,713.79 

443.43 

443.43 

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Presbytery's     Office 

Committee    on    Evangelism 

War   Relief 

Defense    Service    Council 

American   Mission  to  Lepers,  Inc. 

Meek.  Pres.  C.  &  M.  B.  Fund 

Barium  Gift   Fund 

W.   H.   Johnston,   S.   C. 


5,215.53 

5,215.53. 

135.00 

135.00 

134.71 

134.71 

1,119.04 

1,119.04 

10.00 

10.00 

62.70 

62.70 

10.00 

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136.35. 

136.35. 

$65,182.84 


$65,182.84 


There  was  a  charge  by  the  Bank  of  $1.19  for  exchanges,  which  was  ab- 
sorbed by  the  Presbytery's  Office  funds. 

Minutes  of  Synod — The  Standing  Committee  on  Minutes 
of  Synod  presented  the   following  report  which  was  adopted: 

Your  Committee  on  the  Minutes  of  Synod  submits  the  following 
report  : 

We  urge  the  brethren  to  read  the  reports  of  the  various  Committees, 
of  Synod,  printed  in  the  Appendix,  but  especially  the  report  of  the  Com- 
mittee on  The  Educational  Program.  The  attention  of  Presbytery  is. 
called  to  the  report  of  Synod's  Committee  on  Records,  paragraphs  two. 
and   three. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

C.   N.    MORRISON,    Chairman 

Recess  for  Supper — Recess  was  taken  at  6:00  P.  M.  to  re- 
convene at  7:00  P.  M. 

EVENING  SESSION 

Presbytery  reconvened  at  7:00  P.  M.  and  was  led  in  prayer 
by  the  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince. 

Conunission  Appointed^ —  The  Home  Mission  Committee 
was  constituted  a  Commission  to  dispose  of  the  property  of  the 
former  Star  Presbyterian  Church.  A  quorum  was  set  as  the 
quorum  of  the  Committee. 

Nominating  Conunittee — The  following  report  of  the  Nomi- 
nating Cominttee  was  adopted : 
We    recommend  that 

1.  Rev.  G.  Dana  Waters  take  the  place  of  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas  (class  of 
1944)   on  the   Committee  of   Religious    Education. 

2.  That  Rev.  Robert  Turner  take  the  place  of  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas  (class 
of  1946)   on  the  Home   Mission  Committee. 

3.  That  Rev.  Geo.  Houck  take  the  place  of  the  late  Rev.  A.  Julian. 
Warner  (class  of  1945)  on  the  Examining  Committee,  Language 
section. 

4.  That  Rev.  W.  I.  Howell,  Jr.,  take  the  palace  of  Rev.  W.  G.  Thomas 
(class  of  1945)  on  Synod's  Home  Mission  Committee  and  that  Rev. 
F.  C.  Debele,  Jr..  be  the  Convenor  of  the  Committee. 


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5.     That  Dr.  Oren  Moore  take  the  place  of  the  late  Rev.  A.  Julian  Warner 
on  the   Committee   on  Location   and   Relocation   of   Churches. 

Respectfully    submitted, 

HOLMES    ROLSTON.    Chairman 

Bills  and  Overures — The  Standing-  Committee  on  Bills  and 
Overtures  reported  that  nothing-  had  come  into  their  hands. 

Judicial  Committee — The   Standing  Committee   on  Judicial 
Business  reported  that  nothing  had  come  into  their  hands. 

Sessional  Records — The  Standing  Committee  on  Sessional 
Records  submitted  the  following  report  which  was  adopted : 

The  Sessional  Records  placed  in  the  hands  of  the  committee  have 
been    examined    and    approved   with    the   following   exceptions : 

No  records  were  presented  by  the  following  Churches  :  Bethel,  Beth- 
lehem, Beulah,  Camden,  Cameronian,  Community,  Cornelius,  Hawley, 
Memorial,  Lilesville.  Locust,  Morgan  Memorial,  Mt.  Carmel,  Mt.  Gilead, 
Rehoboth,    Stanfield,    Stephenson,   Turner,   and   Wadesboro. 

No  record  of  the  Session's  representative  to  Presbytery  making  a 
report  of  his  attendance  at  that  Court,  or  being  elected  to  attend :  Cook's 
Memorial,  Amay  James,  Marshvilie,  Indian  Trail.  Sugaw  Creek,  Monroe 
1st,  Mallard  Creek,   McGee. 

No  record  of  the  report  of  attendance  of  representatives  at  Synod : 
Cook's    Memorial,   Amay   James,    Marshvilie,    Rourk,   Waxhaw. 

Churches  not  having  at  least  a  quarterly  meeting  were:  Benton 
Heights.    Unionville,    Macedonia,    Bethany,    Lee    Park. 

Minutes    of    session    showing    no    approval    of    that    body :    Marshvilie, 

Some  meetings  not  opened  or  closed  with  prayer  in  the  following 
sessions  :   Amay  James,  Allan,   West   Avenue,    Pleasant   Hill. 

Records    too   general,    not    specific :    McGee,    Pleasant    Hill,    Ramah. 

Churches  not  recording  the  annual  statistical  report :  Six  Mile 
Creek,    Selwyn    Avenue,    Benton    Heights.    Ellerbe,    Unionville,    Nevin. 

Churches   not   showing  approval   of   statistical   reports :    Hamlet    First. 
Sessional    Records    not    signed:    Benton    Heights,    Sil'er. 
No   record   of    examination    of    Deacon's    Books :    Marshvilie. 
Place  or  time  of  meeting  not  recording:     North  Charlotte,  Nevin  and 
Ramah. 

No  record  of  Session  calling  a  Congregational  Meeting  which  was 
held :   Nevin,   Sugaw  Creek. 

No  name  on  outside  of  record  book:  Bethany,  Monroe  1st,  and 
Pleasant    Hill. 

No  record  of  approval  of  minutes :  Hopewell,  Ramah. 


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Recommendatioiis : 

1.  That  the  Ministers  of  Presbytery  take  the  time  with  their  sessions 
to  review  and,  if  necessary,  make  explanation  of  the  "Regulations  For 
Church  Sessions"  as  found  placed  in  the  Sessional  Record  Book  by 
Presbytery. 

2.  That  Presbytery  appoint  a  committee  to  study  the  question  of 
Presbytery  examining  sessional  records  and  bring  to  its  next  meeting 
some    recommendation    for    more    efficiently    reviewing    the    records. 

Special  Committee  on  Procedure — The  following  Special 
Committee  was  appointed  for  the  purpose  of  inquiring-  into  and 
recommending  changes  in  procedure  as  to  examining  Sessional 
Records:  J.  Walton  Stewart  Jr.,  Chairman;  W.  H.  Johnston; 
C.  M.  Boyd. 

Treasurer  Expense  Fund — The  following  report  was  pre- 
sented by  the  Treasurer  of  the  Expense  Fund  and  adopted  by 
Presbytery : 

PRESBYTERY'S    EXPENSE    FUND 
April   1,  1943  to  February  29,   1944 

RECEIPTS 

Brought    forward    from    last   year    $468.84 

Received    from    churches    3001.10 

Total    receipts    $3469.94 

DISBURSEMENTS : 

Wm.   H.   Hopper,   M.  A.   F.    dues   $    20.68 

W.  H.  Johnston,   Stated   Clerk  275.00 

J.    W.    Stork,    Clerk    20.00 

Paul    P.    Thrower.    Clerk    15.00 

B.  F.   Yandell,  Clerk    10.00 

Jno.   R.    Rosebro,    Clerk   5.00 

Sadie    Grier    Garth.   Auditor    12.00 

E.   C.   Scott,   G.  A.  Assessment   1317.54 

C.  M.    Gibbs,   Synod's    Assessment    . 389.20 

Von  Boeckmann-Jones   Co.,  Statistical  Tables 10.00 

News     Printing    House     300.00 

J.  Wm.  Thomson,  M.  and  W.   Commission 6.35 

Dockets     — 20.00 

Stationery     il6.00 

Tipping  Statistical  Tables   5.00 

•  Postage    53.05 

Westminster   Assembly    Anniversary    200.00 

J.  Walton  Stewart,  S.  C  (To  transfer  Acct.) 795.12 

Total    disbursements    $3469.94 

It  has  been  my  privilege  to  examine  the  books  of  Rev.  W.  H.  John- 
ston, stated  clerk  of  Mecklenburg  Presbytery,  from  April  1,  1943  to 
March  1,  1944.     I  found  them  accurately  and  neatly  kept,  in  perfect  bal- 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY  57 

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ance  and  in  balance  with  the  bank ;  with  the  balance  on  hand,  in  the 
amount  of  $795.12,  transferred  to  the  account  of  Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart, 
incoming  stated    clerk   of    Mecklenburg   Presbytery. 

Respectfully   submitted,, 

SADIE  G11IE"R'  GARTH 

The  new  Treasurer  of  Presbytery's  Expense  Fund,  Rev. 
J.  Walton  Stewart  Jr.,  was  instructed  to  carry  his  report  clos- 
ing out  the  past  year  over  into  the  present  year,  since  the  books 
had  been  in  his  supevision  for  only  a  month. 

Statistical  Report — The  statistical  Report  to  the  General 
Assembly  was  adopted  and  the  Stated  Clerk  instructed  to  for- 
ward it  to  the  General  Assembly  when  it  shall  have  been  com- 
pleted. 

Resolutions — The  Standing  Committee  on  Resolutions  sub- 
mitted the  following  report  which  was  adopted  by  a  rising  vote : 

The   Committee  on  Resolutions  begs  to  report : 

1.  That   we    deeply   appreciate   the    care    and    Christian   hospitality   of 
the  Pastor,  Rev.  C,  H.  Little,  and  the  people  of  Sharon   Church. 

2.  That  we  are  grateful  to  the  ladies  of  the   church   for   their  labor 
of  love   in   preparing   and  serving  such   bountiful   and   delectable    meals. 

3.  That   we  manifest  our  appreciation  with   a   rising   vote   of   thanks. 

4.  That    a    copy    of    these    resolutions    be    furnished    the    Pastor    of 
Sharon  Church  to  be  read  to  the  Congregation  at  some   Sabbath  Service. 

Respectfully    submitted, 

F.  C.  DEBELE,  JR.  Chairman 

Church  and  Manse  Fund — The  report  of  the  Church  and 
Manse  Building  Fund  was  adopted  and  is  as  follows  : 

RECEIPTS 

Balance    April    15,    1943    $107.98 

Receipts   from  pledges   and  designated   gifts 

including  $500.00  from  Men's  Club  of  Charlotte 

Second    Presbyterian    Church    2835.74 

Total  Receipts  $2943.72  $2943.72 

DISBURSEMENTS: 

Charlotte    Salvage    Co.    407.35 

Bright-Brooks    Lumber    Co.    305.50 

W.   E.   Love,  hauling  flooring  15.00 

Geo.  E.  Wilson,  P.   M.,  envelopes   18.42 

Insurance   on   materials    9.54 

Cameronian    Church   500.00 

South    Park    Chapel    549.41 


58  MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 

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Thomasboro    Manse   200.00 

Mt.   Carmel   Church   500.00 

Pictorial   Engraving  Co.  8.16 

Total    disbursements    $2513.38  $2513.38 

Balance  in   Bank  April  15,   1944  $430.34 

Respectfully  submitted, 

R.  H.  STONE,  Treasurer 

Trustees  of  Presbytery — ^The  trustees  of  Presbytery  had 
no  report. 

Place  of  Next  Meeting — Presbytery  accepted  the  invitation 
of  the  Philadelphia  Church  for  the  Summer  Meeting,  July  18, 
1944.  '     ^ 

Special  Committee  on  Seventy- Fifth  Anniversary  of  the 
Presbytery — The  following  Special  Committee  was  appointed 
for  the  purpose  of  preparing  a  program  for  the  Fall  Meeting 
in  observance  of  the  Seventy-fifty  Anniversary  of  the  Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery :  J.  M.  Walker,  Chairman ;  J.  C.  Grier,  Rufus 
A.  Grier. 

Licensure  and  Ordination  of  Candidates — Candidate  Carl  G. 
Howie  preached  from  the  text,  Ezekiel  16:22.  Candidate  Robt. 
L.  McBath  preached  from  the  text,  Jn.  1  :1-14.  Candidate 
Oren  Moore  Jr.  preached  from  the  text,  Gal.  6:1-5.  The  ser- 
mons were  accepted  as  satisfactory  parts  of  trial.  The  exami- 
nations as  a  whole  were  sustained. 

Candidates  Robt.  L.  McBath,  and  Oren  Moore,  Jr.,  having 
answered  affirmatively  the  proposed  constitutional  questions, 
were  licensed  to  preach  the  Gospel. 

A  call  from  the  Ellerbe,  Mt.  Carmel,  and  Norman  Churches 
for  the  pastoral  services  of  Licentiate  R.  L.  McBath,  having 
been  approved  by  the  Commission  on  the  Minister  and  His 
Work,  was  placed  in  his  hands  and  accepted  by  him. 

His  examination  for  licensure  was  accepted  for  ordination 
and  the  following  Commission  was  appointed  to  ordain  and  in- 
stall Mr.  McBath  as  pastor  of  the  Ellerbe,  Mt.  Carmel,  and 
Norman  Churches,  the  Quorum  to  be  three  ministers  and  one 
ruling  elder : 

Ruling  Elder  W.  E.  Price  to  preside,  propound  the  con- 
stitutional questions,  and  charge  the  congregation   (Rev.  H.  A. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY  59 

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McBath  of  East  Hanover  Presbytery  is  to  be  invited  to  preach 
the  sermon);  Rev.  Robt.  Turner  to  charg-e  the  Pastor;  Rev. 
R.  H.  Stone,  Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley,  Rev.  J.  W.  Stork,  and  Elder 
M.  B.  Leath  to  complete  the  Commission. 

The  examination  of  Candidate  Carl  G.  Howie  was  ac- 
cepted for  ordination.  Candidate  Howie  was  ordained  as  an 
evangelist  by  prayer  and  the  laying-  on  of  the  hands  of  the  Pres- 
bytery. He  was  commended  to  the  Chaplaincy  and  granted 
powers  to  administer  the  Sacraments,  to  receive  members,  and 
to  certify  them  to  their  churches.  A  charge  was  delivered  by 
the  Moderator. 

Additions  to  Special  Committee: —  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone  and 
Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.,  were  added  to  the  Committee  on 
observance  of  the  Seventy-fifty  Anniversary. 

Minister  Cited  to  Appear — The  Stated  Clerk  was  directed 
to  cite  Rev.  B.  T.  Harrop,  at  his  last  known  address,  to  appear 
at  the  Summer  Meeting  and  show  cause  why  he  should  not  be 
deposed  from  the  Gospel  Ministry. 

Moderator  Thanked — A  vote  of  thanks  was  extended  to 
the  Moderator  for  his  splendid  services. 

Minutes  Adopted^ — The  minutes  were  read  and  adopted. 

Adjournment — After  a  motion  for  adjournment  had  been 
made  and  passed  the  members  of  the  Court  joined  in  singing  a 
Hymn,  the  Moderator  pronouced  the  Benediction,  and  the 
Presbytery  stood  adjourned  to  meet  in  the  Philadelphia  Church 
at  10:00  A.  M.  on  Tuesday,  July  18,  1944. 

ROY  E.  WATTS,  Moderator 

J.  W.  STORK,  Permanent  Clerk 

J.  R.  ROSEBRO,  Assistant  Clerk 

J.  WALTON  STEWART,  JR.,  Stated  Clerk 


STATISTICAL  REPORT  TO  THE  GENERAL  ASSEMBLY,  1944. 


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MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY 


Called  Meeting 
Charlotte  First  Church  —  June   19,   1944 

165th  Stated  Session 
Philadelphia  Church  —  July  18,  1944 

Called  Meeting 
Barium  Springs  —  September  5,  1944 

166th  Stated  Session 
Steele  Creek  Church  —  October   17,   1944 

Next  Stated  Session 
Monroe  First  Church  —  January  16,  1945 


^ 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


DOCKET  SCHEDULE 


WINTER    MEETING 

Organization  of  Presbytery 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception  of  Ministers  and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports    of    Commissions    and 

Committees 

(a)  Stewardship 

(b)  Evangelism 

(c)  Records  of  Presbytery 

(d)  Foreign  Missions 
Popular   Meeting  on   Foreign 

Missions 
Election  of  Commissioners  to 

General   Assembly 
New  and  Unfinished   Business 
Place  of  Next  Meeting 
Nominate  Moderator 
Adopt  Minutes 
Adjourn 

SPRING  MEETING 

Organization  of  Presbytery 
Communion  Service 
History   and    Memorials 
Reception  of  Ministers  and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports  of  Commissions  and 

Committees 

(a)  Women's  Work 

(b)  Minister  and  His  Work 

(c)  Sessional   Records 

(d)  Synod's  Minutes 

(e)  Presbytery's  Home  Mis- 
sions 

(f)  Auditing 

Popular  Meeting  on  Home  Mis- 
sions 

Reports   of   Treasurers   and 
Trustees 

New  and  Unfinished  Business 

Place   of   Next  Meeting 

Nominate  Moderator 

Adopt  Minutes 

Adjourn 


SUMMER   MEETING 

Organization  of  Presbytery 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception   of   Ministers  and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports    of    Commissions    and 

Committes 

(a)  Ch.  Ed.  and  Min.  Relief 

(b)  Sabbath    Observance 

(c)  Records   of   Presbytery 

(d)  Religious    Education 
Popular    Meeting   on    Religious 

Education 
New  and  Unfinished  Business 
Place  of  Next  Meeting 
Nominate  Moderator 
Adopt   Minutes 
Adjourn 

FALL  MEETING 

Organization   of  Presbytery 
Communion  Service 
History  and  Memorials 
Reception  of  Ministers  and 

Candidates 
Calls  for  Pastors  and  Supplies 
Reports  of  Commissions  and 

Committees 

(a)  Assembly's   Home   Mis- 
sions 

(b)  Synod's   Home    Missions 

(c)  Minister  and  His  Work 

(d)  Bible   Cause 

(e)  Educational    Institutions 

(f)  Assembly's  Minutes 

(g)  Nominatiors 
(h)    Orphans'  Home 

Popular   Meeting  on    Orphans' 

Home 
New  and  Unfinished  Business 
Place  of  Next  Meeting 
Nominate  Moderator 
Adopt  Minutes 
Adjourn 


The  Stated  Session  of  Presbytery  convenes  at  10:00  A.  M. 
on  the  third  Tuesday  in  each  quarter. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


DIRECTORY 


OFFICERS   OF   THE  PRESBYTERY 

Rev.  W.  T.  Smith,  Moderator,  Summer  Meeting 
Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander,  Moderator,  Fall  Meeting 
Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.,  Stated  Clerk    (1946) 
Rev.  J.  W.  Stork,  Permanent  Clerk   (1946) 
Rev.  Jn.  R.  Rosebro,  Assistant  Clerk   (1946) 
Rev.  R.  H.  Stone,  General  Secretary   (1947) 

TRUSTEES 

Davidson — Elected  for  Four  Years: 

1946— Mr.  W.  H.  Belk,  Charlotte;  Mr.  H.  W.  Moore,  Charlotte;  Mr. 

T.   S.   McPheeters,   Charlotte. 
1948— Mr.  R.  A.  Dunn,  Charlotte;  Rev.  Jn.  A.  Redhead,  Jr. 

Presbytery — 

1945— Mr.   Neill   Y.   Pharr,   Charlotte. 
1946 — Mr.  John  James,  Charlotte. 
1947 — Mr.  W.  A.  Henderson,  Monroe. 

COMMISSIONS 

The   Minister  and   His  Work: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  M.  Walker 

1945 — Rev.  R.  H.  Stone;  Mr.  H.  B.  Patterson,  Charlotte. 
1946— Rev.  C.  G.  McClure;  Mr.  R.   S.  Hutchison,   Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  Mr.  Jn.  S.  Cansler,  Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE  COMMITTEES 
Home  Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy. 

1945 — Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy;  Rev.  R.  A.  Young;  Rev.  Wm.  A. 
Brown;  Mr.  W.  H.  Belk,  Charlotte;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Char- 
lotte. 

1946 — Rev.  Jn.  A.  Redhead,  Jr.;  Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones;  Rev.  Robt. 
Turner;  Mr.  J.  P.  Robinson,  Charlotte;  Mr.  W.  A.  Henderson, 
Monroe. 

1947 — Rev.  F.  R.  McAlister;  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker;  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts, 
Mr.  Rufus  A.  Grier.  Charlotte;  Mr.  Nat  G.  Speir,  Charlotte. 

Religious   Education: 

Chairman — Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 

1945 — Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.;  Rev.  C.  N.  Morrison;  Dr.  E.  H.  Hand, 
Pineville;  Mr.  J.   B.  Kuykendall,  Charlotte. 

1946 — Rev.  Robt.  Turner;  Rev.  Holmes  Rolston;  Mr.  J.  Wm.  Thomp- 
son,  Charlotte;  Mr.  A.  B.  Mackey,   Charlotte. 

1947 — Rev.  J.  O.  Mann;  Rev.  G.  Dana  Waters;  Mr.  Henry  E. 
Matthews,  Charlotte;  Mr.   J.   N.   Stribling,   Charlotte. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


PERMANENT  COMMITTEES 

Advisory   to   the   General   Secretary: 

Chairman — Rev.   Jn.  A.  Redhead,   Jr. 
1945 — Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy;  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr. 
1946 — Rev.   Chas.   M.   Boyd;  Rev.   Jn.  A.  Redhead,   Jr.;  Mr.   W.    E. 
Prince,   Charlotte. 

Assembly's  Home  Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.   Jn.   R.   Rosebro. 

1945 — Rev.  Jn.  R.  Rosebro;  Mr.  W.  D.  Loy,  Rt.  3,  Charlotte. 

1946 — Rev.  J.  C.  Grier;  Mr.  Jn.  D.  Elliott,  Charlotte. 

1947 — Rev.  G.  F.  Houck;  Mr.  R.  R.  Grier. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr.  J.  P.  Robinson. 
1945 — Mr.  J.   P.   Robinson,   Charlotte. 
1946 — Mr.  G.  B.  Chapman,  Charlotte. 
1947 — Mr.  W.  N.  Ward,   Charlotte. 

Bible    Cause: 

Chairman — Rev.  Robt.  F.  Boyd. 

1945 — Rev.  Robt.  F.  Boyd;  Mr.  J.   C.  Kuck,  Rt.  1,  Charlotte. 

1946— Rev.  W.  T.  Smith;  Mr.  J.  M.  Russell,  Newell. 

1947 — Rev.  H.  E.  Carter;  Mr.  Harvey  B.  Hunter,  Charlotte. 

Christian    Education    and    Ministerial    Relief: 

Chairman — Rev.  Holmes  Rolston. 

1945 — Rev.   Holmes  Rolston;   Dr.   R.   H.   Lafferty,   Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev.  J.  L.   Griggs;  Mr.  W.   T.   Dunlap,   Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev.  F.  H.  Johnston;  Mr.  J.  M.  Shinn,  Charlotte. 

Educational    Institutions: 

Chairman — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones. 

1945 — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones;  Mr.   Geo.  E.  Wilson,   Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev.  W.  I.  Howell,  Jr.;  Mr.  C.   B.   Choate,   Rt.   3,  Charlotte. 
1947 — Mr.   J.   W,   Thomson,    Charlotte;   Mr.   W.   R.    Garrison,    Char- 
lotte. 

Evangelism: 

Chairman — Rev.  S.   M.  Inman. 

1945 — Rev.   B.  F.  Yandell;   Mr.   T.   M.   Glasgow,   Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev.  S.  M.  Inman;  Mr.  H.  C.  Alexander,  Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev.  C.  G.  McClure;  Mr.  H.  J.  Spencer,  Charlotte. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY  5 

Examinations: 

1.  Experimental   Piety — The   Moderator. 

2.  Academic  Studies — 1945,  Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson;  1946,  Rev.  W.  H. 
Frazer;  1947,  Rev.  Jonas  Barclay. 

3.  Languag-es — 1945,  Rev.  G.  F.  Houck;  1946,  Rev.  S.  M.  Inman; 
1947,  Rev.  R.  F.  Boyd, 

4.  Natural  and  Exact  Sciences — 1945,  Rev.  P.  P.  Thrower;  1946, 
Rev.  R.  F.  Boyd;  1947,  Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt. 

5.  Mental  and  Moral  Philosophy — 1945,  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts;  1946, 
Rev.  C.  G.  McClure;  1947,  Rev.  F.  C.  Pratt. 

6.  English  Bible,  Ethics,  Logic,  and  Rhetoric — 1945,  Rev.  J.  W. 
Stork;  1946,  Rev.  H.  B.  Blakely;   1947,  Rev.  Jn.  R.  Rosebro. 

7.  Church  History— 1945,  Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley;  1946,  Rev.  N.  R. 
McGeachy;  1947,  Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston. 

8.  Theology — 1945,  Rev.  R.  A.  Young,  Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander;  1946, 
Rev.  C.  D.  Whiteley,  Rev.  Holmes  Rolston;  1947,  Rev.  H.  B. 
Blakely,  Rev.  W.  M.  Walsh. 

9.  Church  Government  and  the  Sacraments — 1945,  Rev.  R.  F.  Boyd, 
Rev.  W.  B.  Neill;  1946,  Rev.  R.  A.  Young,  Rev.  A.  W.  Shaw;  1947, 
Rev.  S.  M.  Inman,  Rev.  J.  L.  Griggs. 

10.  Thesis,  Exegesis,  and  Popular  Lecture — 1945,  Rev.  Holmes  Rol- 
ston; 1946,  Rev.  R.  E.  Watts;  1947,  Rev.  C.  M.  Boyd. 

Foreign    Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.    C.    H.    Little. 

1945 — Rev.  D.  K.  Snyder;  Mr.  A.  S,  ^athey,  Paw  Creek. 
1946 — Rev.  C.  H.  Little;  Mr.  J.  N.  Stribling,  Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev.  J.  E.  Wayland,  Dr.  W.  Z.  Bradford. 

Nominations: 

Chairman — Rev.  Holmes  Rolston. 

1945 — Rev.  W.  A.  Alexander,  Rev.  J.  Walton  Stewart,  Jr.;  Mr.  W.  R. 
Garrison,  Charlotte. 

1946 — Rev.  Holmes  Rolston;  Rev.  J.  M.  Walker;  Mr.  Hunter  Mar- 
shall, Charlotte. 

1947 — Rev.  R.  A.  Young;  Rev.  J.  R.  Rosebro;  Mr.  W.  S.  Cunning- 
ham, Charlotte. 

Orphans'  Home: 

Chairman — Rev.  J.  W.  Grier. 

1945— Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy;  Mr.  J.  C.  Crowell,  Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev.  G.  Dana  Waters;  Mr.  David  Ovens,  Charlotte. 
1947— Rev.  J.  W.  Grier;  Mr.  N.  C.  White,  "Charlotte. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


Sabbathi  Observance: 

Chairman — Rev.  P.  P.  Thrower, 

1945 — Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor;  Mr.  R.  L.  Willis,  Rt.  9,  Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt;  Mr.  L.  S.  Boyd,  Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev.  P.  P.  Thrower;  Mr.  R.  Fred  Dunn,  Charlotte. 

Stewardship: 

Chairman — Rev.    C.   M.   Boyd. 

1945 — Mr.  H.  C.  Alexander,  Charlotte;  Mr.  W.  H.  Abernathy,  Char- 
lotte. 
1946 — Rev.  C.  M.  Boyd;  Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev.  W.  H.  Johnston;  Mr.  W.  Banks  McClintock,   Charlotte. 

Synod's   Home   Missions: 

Chairman — Rev.  F.  C.  Debele. 

1945— Rev.  W.  I.  Howell,  Jr.;  Mr.  Jn.  A.  Kirk,  Rt.  7,  Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev.  F.   C.  Debele;  Mr.  R.   B.  Collins,   Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev.  A.  T.  Taylor;  Mr.  J.  B.  Meacham,  Jr.,  Charlotte. 

Women's    Work: 

Chairman — Rev.   J.    M.   Walker. 

1945 — Rev.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt;  Mr.  R.  S.  Hutchison,  Charlotte. 
1946— Rev.  J.  M.  Walker,  Mr.  W.  M.  Boyles,  Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev.  M.  R.  Gibson;  Mr.  Frank  W.  DeArmon,  Charlotte. 

SPECIAL  COMMITTEES 

Defense    Service   Council: 

Chairman — Rev.   Jas.   A.   Jones. 

Rev.  J.  A.  Jones,  Rev.  Jn.  A.  Redhead,  Jr.;  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone. 

Location   and   Relocation   of   Churches: 

Chairman — Rev.  Jas.  A.  Jones. 

Rev.  J.  A.  Jones;  Rev.  Robt.  Turner;  Rev.  R.  H.  Stone;  Rev.  R.  A. 
Young;  Mr.  R.  S.  Hutchison,  Charlotte;  Mr.  E.  E.  Jones,  Charlotte; 
Mr.  W.  E.  Price,  Charlotte;  Rev.  N.  R.  McGeachy;  Rev.  M.  B.  Prince, 
Jr. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


ROLL  OF  MINISTERS 


1.  M.  E.  Sentelle,  D.  D.  44. 

2.  G.   P.    Stevens  45. 

3.  J.  W.  Grier  46. 

4.  R.   J.   Mcllwaine  47. 

5.  C.   H.   Little  48. 

6.  R.   S.   Burwell,  D.  D.  49. 

7.  J.   G.   Garth  50. 

8.  J.   W.   Stork,   D.   D.  51. 

9.  R.  H.  M.   Brown  52. 

10.  J.  M.  Walker,  D.  D.  53. 

11.  W.  H.  Frazer,  D.  D.  54. 

12.  Q.  N.  Huneycutt,  Th.  D.  55. 

13.  M.  E.  Peabody  56. 

14.  W.  B.  S.  Chandler  57. 

15.  A.  A.  Walker,  D.  D.  58. 

16.  C.    C.    Beam  59. 

17.  S.  B.  McLean  60. 

18.  W.   H.   Johnston  61. 

19.  J.    C.    McGehee  62. 

20.  B.  F.  Yandell  63. 

21.  W.   C.   Copeland  64. 

22.  J.   C.   Grier  65. 

23.  T.  R.  Alexander  66. 

24.  A.  T.  Taylor  67. 
25  M.  B.  Prince,  Jr.  68. 

26.  H.  C.  Carmichael  69. 

27.  W.  A.  Nicholson  70. 

28.  W.    B.    Neill  71. 

29.  A.  H.  Eraser  72. 

30.  M.  R.  Gibson  73. 

31.  C.  D.  Whiteley,  D.  D.  74. 

32.  R.  A.  Young,  D.  D.  75. 

33.  Chas.  M.  Boyd,  D.  D.  76. 

34.  Julian  S.  Sibley,  D.  D.  77. 

35.  A.  H.  Key  78. 

36.  E.   V.   Wiley  79. 

37.  Alfred   L.   Roberts  80. 

38.  W.  L  Howell,  Jr.  81. 

39.  D.   K.   Snyder  82. 

40.  John  A.  Redhead,  Jr.,  D.  D.         83. 

41.  W.  C.  C.  Foster  84. 

42.  J.  C.  Neville  85. 

43.  Ben   T.   Harrop 


Thomas  H.  Mitchell 

C.   N.    Morrison 

W.  T.   Smith 

Hunter  B.  Blakeley,  D.  D. 

James   A.  Jones,   D.   D. 

H.  L.  Reaves 

J.  S.  Nisbet,  D.  D. 

J.  L.  Russell 

W.  R.  Buhler 

Jno.  R.   Rosebro,  D.  D. 

A.    W.    Shaw 

F.  R.   McAlister 
Neill    R.    McGeachy 
R.   H.    Stone 

R.   E.   Watts 

J.   Walton   Stewart,  Jr. 

Wm.    A.    Brown 

P.  H.  Gwynn,  Jr.,  Ph.  D. 

W.  A.  Alexander,  D.  D. 

E.  L.  Flanagan 

L.  L.  Little,  D.  D. 
Paul  P.  Thrower 
J.   L.    Griggs 
Holmes  Rolston,  D.  D. 
Robert  F.   Boyd 
Robert  Turner 

G.  Dana  Waters 

F.  C.    Debele,    Jr. 

Charles  G.  McClure 

Samuel    M.    Inman 

George   F.   Houck 

J.  0.  Mann 

H.  E.  Carter 

F.  Clyde  Pratt 

Jonas  Barclay 

Carl  G.  Howie 

W.  M.   Walsh,   D.  D. 

R.  P.  Walker,  D.  D. 

J.  E.  Wayland 

F.    S.    Johnston 

W.  C.  Keller 

S.   A.  Ewart 


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MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


Churches 

Albemarle    First 


Clerk   of   Session 

-David  M.  Morrow 
1029  E.  Main  St. 
Albemarle,  N.  C. 


Albemarle   Second W.  H.  Boyce 

Albemarle,  N.  C. 

Altan J.   B.  Yarbrough 

Rt.  4,  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Amay  James Edgar   Goodwin 

504  Boundry 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Amity   J.  C.  Kuck 

Rt.  1,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Badin L.  A.  Fesperman 

Badin,  N.  C. 

Banks    J.  S.  Harvey 

Rt.  3,  Waxhaw,  N.  C. 

Benton  Heights J.  Carl  Williams 

Rt.  2,  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Bethany Jno.  Rodwell 

Rt.  4,  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Bethel W.   J.  Knox 

Huntersville,  N.  C. 

Bethlehem 1.  D.  Crowell 

Rt.  1,  Indian  Trail,  N.C 

Beulah J.  P.  Belk 

Rt.  1,  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Biscoe   J.  W.  Ewing 

Biscoe,  N.  C. 

Brainerd D.  E.  Blue 

East  Rockingham,  N.C 

Caldwell  Memorial R.  B.  Collins 

339   Clement  Ave. 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Camden J.  F.  Hooks 

Rt.  3,  Wadesboro,  N.C. 

Cameronian C.   W.   McLendon 

Pee  Dee  Mill,  Rt.  1 
Rockingham,  N.  C. 


Treasurer 

0.  G.  Whitley 
1044  Pee  Dee  Ave. 
Albemarle,  N.   C. 

C.  0.   Josey 
Park   Ave. 
Albemarle,   N.   C. 

G.    W.    Griffin 

Rt.   4,  Monroe,  N.   C. 

Ross    Reid 

Rt.  4,  Box  155 

Charlotte,  N.  C. 

James    Sample 

Rt.  2,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

S.  E.   Beck 
Badin,  N.  C. 

M.  C.  Cunningham 
Rt.  3,  Waxhaw,  N.  C. 

L.  C.  Newton 
Gen.  Delivery 
Monroe,   N.   C. 

W.  L.  Rape 

Rt.  4,  Monroe,  N.  C. 

H.  B.  Knox 
Davidson,  N.  C. 

1.  D.  Crowell 
•  Rt.  1,  Indian  Trail,  N.C. 

J.  P.  Belk 

Rt.  1,  Monroe,  N.  C. 

J.  Edgar  Man  ess 
Biscoe,    N.    C. 

Mrs.  J.  U.  Thrower 

Box   31 

East  Rockingham,  N.C. 

D.  E.  Hipp 
1019  W.  6th  St. 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Miss  Ethel  Hildreth 
Rt.  3,  Wadesboro,  N.  C. 

J.   M.   Bethune 

Rt.  3,  Rockingham,  N.  C. 


MINUTES  OF  MECKLENBURG  PRESBYTERY 


Churches 


Clerk   of    Session 


Camp    Greene    C.  F.  McPherson 

301   W.  Palmer 
Charlotte,  2,  N.  C. 


Candor 


,D.   C.   Ewing,   Jr. 
Candor,  N.  C. 


Central  Steele  Creek  _R.   R.   Grier 

Rt.  3,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 


Charlotte    First   


H.  C.  Alexander 
Box  1413 
Charlotte,  1,  N.  C. 


Charlotte    Second J.  T.  Porter 

1207   S.  Blvd 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Commonwealth W.  W.  Kiser 

Rt.  2,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 


Community 


John  Cox 
Rockingham,  N.   C. 


Cooks  Memorial R.   F.  Dunn 

Rt.  9,  Charlotte,  N.C. 

Cornelius W.    C.    Blakely 

N.  Main  St. 
Cornelius,    N.    C.  , 

Ellerbe  First J.  H.  McRae 

Ellerbe,    N.    C. 

Hawley  Memorial Dr.  J.  M.  Boyce 

Polkton,  N.  C. 

Hamlet  First S.  0.  Bauersfeld 

Hamlet,  N.  C. 

Hopewell Joe  L.  Puckett 

Huntersville,  N.  C. 

Huntersville    John  R.   Barnette 

Huntersville,  N.  C. 

Indian  Trail E.  J.  Stinson 

Indian  Trail,  N.  C. 

Lee  Park Grady  Williams 

Rt.  3,  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Lilesville Ben  R.  Wall 

Lilesville,  N.  C. 


Treasurer 

G.  T.  Woodside 
2201    Greene   St. 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

H.  Page  McAulay 
Candor,  N.  C. 

T.  M.  Blackwelder 
Rt.  1,  Pineville,  N.  C. 

W.  N.  Ward 

1934  Crescent  Ave. 

Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Mrs.  Jas.  T.  Porter 
1207  So.  Blvd. 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

E.   F.    Cail 

2921  Commonwealth  Ave 

Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Pink    Sutton 
Rockingham 

W.  0.  Rozzelle 

Rt.   9,   Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Frank  Washam 
Catawba  Ave. 
Cornelius,  N.  C. 

W.  S.  McRae 
Ellerbe,   N.   C. 

Mrs.  Ed  Billingsley 
Polkton,  N.   C. 

C.    M.   Pepper 
303  Henderson  St. 
Hamlet,